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Abdou Salam Diallo of Senegal Elected Chair of Second Committee
Abdou Salam Diallo was elected Chair of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) on 1 October. (See Press Release GA/11432.)
He has been the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations since November 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Diallo served as Ambassador and Diplomatic Counsellor to the Prime Minister, a position he had held since 2002. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Adjunct Director of International Organizations in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, with prior experience as Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Senegal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1992 to 1998, and as Chief of the United Nations Division in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1992.
He has represented his Government at various international forums, including the United Nations General Assembly, from 1999 to 2009. He was a member of the Senegalese delegation to several sessions of the Human Rights Commission and the 2002 session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
In the area of disarmament, he served as his delegation’s Rapporteur for the first three Conferences of Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, in Maputo, Mozambique (1999); Geneva, Switzerland (2000); and Managua, Nicaragua (2001).
Mr. Diallo has also represented his Government at conferences of the African Union, Economic Commission for Africa, and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), as well as at the twelfth (2005) and thirteenth (2006) Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, held in Kingston, Jamaica.
Mr. Diallo completed studies at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature in 1989. He received a master’s degree in law, with a focus on public law, from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal, in 1987.
Born in Koungheul, Senegal, on 19 August 1963, Mr. Diallo is married with two children.
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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/4251 of 19 November 2010.