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Ibrahim Dabbashi of Libya Elected Chair of First Committee
Ibrahim Dabbashi, Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, was elected Chair of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on 1 October. (See Press Release GA/11432)
Mr. Dabbashi has served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations since July 2013. Earlier, he served as Chargé d’affaires ad interim from January, before which he was Deputy Permanent Representative since 2009.
Among other appointments in an extensive diplomatic career, Mr. Dabbashi was Deputy Director (and Acting Director) in the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2004 to 2007; Head of Division in the same Department with responsibility for Political, Disarmament and International Security Issues (2002-2004); Minister Plenipotentiary at Libya’s Embassy in Bonn/Berlin, Germany (1998-2002); Acting Director of the Department (1997-1998); and Head of Division (1996-1998).
Before his tenure as Political Adviser to the Secretariat of the General People’s Congress (Parliament) from 1995 to 1996, Mr. Dabbashi headed the Eastern European Division in the Foreign Ministry between 1992 and 1995, previously serving as Counsellor in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, from 1988 to 1992. He was Head of the Ministry’s Non-aligned Division from 1985 to 1988.
In a previous posing to New York, Mr. Dabbashi served as Second, then First Secretary from 1980 to 1985. He was Assistant to the Head of the Division of the Organization of African Unity from March to October 1980, and Head of the Central Africa Desk between 1978 and 1980.
Mr. Dabasshi was Third Secretary in Chad from 1975 until 1978, and Assistant to the Head of the Political Division in the Foreign Ministry’s Africa Department in 1975, the year in which he joined the foreign service.
He holds a BA in French language and literature from the University of Tripoli, Libya, in 1974, and a diploma in refugee law from the Institute for Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy.
Born in Sabratha, Libya, on 25 February 1950, he is married and has six children.
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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/4494 of 23 July 2013.