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George Talbot of Guyana Chair of Second Committee
George Wilfred Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana, was elected Chair of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) for the General Assembly’s sixty-seventh session on 4 September. (See Press Release GA/EF/3333)
Mr. Talbot has served as Permanent Representative since January 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was Chargé d’affaires a.i. at the Permanent Mission of Guyana in New York, where he also held the rank of Minister Counsellor, having previously been Second Secretary and First Secretary.
Mr. Talbot has held a variety of posts in the field of multilateral diplomacy, working on economic, social and political issues. He headed his country’s delegation in New York when Guyana was Chair of the Union of South American Nations in 2011, and the Rio Group in 2006. He was also a member of the delegation when Guyana chaired the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, in 1999. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993.
The holder of a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Mr. Talbot also earned a bachelor’s degree in modern languages from the University of Guyana. He speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
He is married and has one son.
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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/4346 of 18 January 2012.