NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3411
12 March 2002

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

12/03/2002
Press Release
BIO/3411


Biographical Note


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GAMBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS


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


Crispin Grey-Johnson, the new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Grey-Johnson had been High Commissioner to Sierra Leone and Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia since 1999.  From 1997 to 1999, he served as Ambassador to the United States, Brazil and Venezuela, and as High Commissioner to Canada.


Between 1977 and 1981, he worked as an Associate Economic Affairs Officer with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), rising to the position of Economic Affairs Officer when he left in 1990.


Mr. Grey-Johnson has been active in the search for peace in the West African subregion.  He has also published a number of works on development and human resources issues.


Mr. Grey-Johnson obtained his Bachelor’s degree in political science and French from McGill University in Canada in 1968, and in 1971, he received the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Oxford University, United Kingdom.  In 1980, Mr. Grey-Johnson acquired his Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from George Washington University, United States.


Married with five children, he was born in Banjul, the Gambia, on 7 December 1946 and began his education there in 1950.


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