Ms. Allison Booker
Ms. Allison Booker joined the foreign service of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 1988 and has extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy. Ms. Booker’s initial tour of duty at the Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations, New York, was in the mid-to-late 1990s. Following a six year absence from the foreign service during which time she worked in the field of special education in the Southern California area, Ms. Booker was reappointed, in 2006, to a second tour of duty at the Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations, with substantive responsibility for Third Committee matters (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian). Ms. Booker was among a team of experts that played an integral role in 2006 in the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and also the General Assembly’s adoption in 2010 of the first ever resolution highlighting the socio-economic effects of Non-communicable Diseases. The latter initiative culminated in the convening of a landmark United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011. Ms. Booker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University, Miami. She holds also a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Long Island University, New York, and was the recipient of the High Achievement in Political Science Graduate Studies Award upon completion in 1998. Ms. Booker is a national of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.