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New Permanent Representative of Kiribati Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Kiribati to the United Nations, Makurita Baaro, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
From 2011 until her latest appointment, Ms. Baaro was Relations Manager in the Australian-funded Kiribati Education Improvement Programme supporting the Ministry of Education.
She was Chief Secretary and Secretary to the Cabinet from 2003 until her retirement from the civil service in 2007, having previously served as Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Baaro was Director of the Political and International Affairs Division within the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji.
Ms. Baaro held the positions of Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade (1991), Senior Assistant Secretary (1986-1990) and Assistant Secretary (1983-1985), having first joined the Ministry as an Assistant Secretary (trainee) in 1982.
She holds a Master of Arts in international communications from American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and administration from the University of the South Pacific.
Born on 17 February 1957, she is married and has six children.
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