Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee)
Chairperson of the 74th Session
H.E. Cheikh NIANG, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations
Ambassador Cheikh Niang is a career diplomat who joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal in 1993. He serves, since July 2018, as the Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations, New York.
Prior to that appointment, Mr. Niang was, from 2014 to 2018, Senegal’s Ambassador to Japan, concurrently accredited to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Singapore.
From 2012 to 2014, he was Ambassador to the United States, also accredited to Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Niang served as Senegal’s Ambassador to South Africa, with jurisdiction extended to nine other SADC countries.
He was also, among other previously held positions, Consul General of Senegal in New York, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Senegal, Minister-Counselor of the Permanent of Senegal to the united Nations and Head of the African Division at the Senegalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Niang holds a Diploma in Diplomacy from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration of Dakar, Senegal, a master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, a master’s degree and a M.Phil in English studies from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal, a Certificate in French-English Interpretation from the University of Westminster, London, UK.