(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, Walton Alfonso Webson, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon today.
Until his appointment, Mr. Webson had a long career with Perkins International, serving as its Director since 2011. Prior to that, he was the organization’s Director of Institutional Development and Coordinator of Education Programs for Africa and the Caribbean.
Before joining Perkins International in 1992, Mr. Webson was the Caribbean Regional Representative for Sight Savers International for two years, beginning in 1990. From 1981 to 1986, he was the Executive Director of the Caribbean Council for the Blind.
He has also been teaching Leadership and International Management at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 2006. He has authored books on empowering persons with disabilities and academic papers on development, education and aspects of disability.
Mr. Webson holds a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, United States. He earned his Master of Science in management of non-profit organizations and his Bachelor of Science from the New School for Social Research, New York, United States.