The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) elected Tommo Monthe (Cameroon) as Chair on 31 May 2017. (See Press Release GA/11915.)
Before his appointment as Permanent Representative in September 2008, Mr. Monthe served as Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) from 2006. Before that, he was Special Adviser to the President of the fifty-ninth session of the General Assembly, from 2004 to 2005.
Between 1996 and 2004, Mr. Monthe served as Inspector General in Cameroon’s Ministry of External Relations, responsible for inspecting central services, diplomatic missions and consulates abroad, as well as coordinator of all files concerning multilateral cooperation, particularly those relating to the United Nations.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Monthe chaired the Ministry’s Anti-Corruption Unit , prior to which he was the Secretary-General responsible for the general coordination of its various services. Between 1990 and 1992, he served as Chargé de Mission in the Diplomatic Division of the General Secretariat at the Presidency. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Technical Adviser in the Ministry of External Relations, having previously been responsible for consular affairs in the Protocol Department from 1975 to 1977.
Mr. Monthe served a previous term in New York, from 1977 to 1989, holding the posts of Second Secretary, First Secretary, Second Counsellor and First Counsellor at his country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, as well as a doctorate in international relations from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, University of Yaoundé II.
Born on 26 March 1947 at Bana, Cameroon, Mr. Monthe is married and has six children.
* This supersedes Press Release GA/AB/3996-BIO/4323 of 14 September 2011.