Tuvako Nathaniel Manongi, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, was elected Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) on 18 June 2014. (See Press Release GA/11525.)
Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative in June 2012, he had served the United Nations as a Principal Officer in the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General, within the Executive Office of the Secretary-General since 2007.
From 2005 to 2006, he was the United Republic of Tanzania Deputy Permanent Representative in New York and had been Personal Assistant to President Benjamin Mkapa from 2002 to 2004. He held the post of Counsellor (Legal) at the Permanent Mission between 1997 and 2001. Having first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 as a legal officer, he later became Second Secretary and then First Secretary at his country’s Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Manongi received his education at the University of Dar es Salaam, in the United Republic of Tanzania, from which he holds a bachelor’s degree in law, and is also a graduate of the Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam. He earned a postgraduate degree in maritime administration from the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden.
Born in Same, United Republic of Tanzania, on 6 September 1953, he is married and has four children.
* This supersedes Press Release BIO/4415 of 19 September 2012.