NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GRENADA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3619
5 November 2004

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF GRENADA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

5/11/2004
Press Release
BIO/3619

Biographical Note


New Permanent Representative of Grenada Presents Credentials


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


Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, the new Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations, presented her credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


Before her current appointment, she served as High Commissioner for Grenada to the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2004, serving also during that time as her country’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 


A career foreign service officer with 22 years in the public service of her country, she has served in various capacities including that of Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1996 to 1999, and as Second Secretary, High Commission for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Ottawa, Canada, from 1990 to 1996. 


Ambassador Rouse is also accredited as non-resident High Commissioner to South Africa, having served in that capacity since 1999, and as High Commissioner designate to Nigeria. 


She holds an MA degree in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, and a BA in French and Spanish from Carleton University, Canada.  Additionally, she is the recipient of the 1998 Grenada Independence Award for Exemplary Public Service and has represented her country at numerous international meetings, conferences and summits.


Born in St. George’s, Grenada on 30 January 1963, Ambassador Rouse has knowledge of English, French, Spanish and German.


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