NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ZAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3323
22 September 2000

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ZAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

22 September 2000


Press Release
BIO/3323


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ZAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

20000922 Biographical Note

(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service)

Mwelwa C. Musambachime, the new Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Musambachime served as Head of the History Department at the University of Namibia from 1998. He was also Full Professor within the same department from 1997.

For over two decades, from 1974 to 1997, Mr. Musambachime served in several capacities at the University of Zambia. He was Associate Professor and Director, Research and Graduate Studies, from 1996 to 1997, and Associate Professor in History from 1993 to 1997. He also served as Director, Institute of Human Relations (1991-1994) and Dean, Faculty of Education (1985-1988). From 1974 to 1985, he held several positions within the History Department.

Mr. Musambachime holds a Ph.D. in History and Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin, United States. He received a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and Bachelor of Arts with merit, from the University of Zambia. He has also been a visiting scholar and visiting research fellow at a number of universities worldwide.

Born in 1945, Mr. Musambachime is married with four children.

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