(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations, Abdallah Wafy, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Before his latest appointment, Mr. Wafy served as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Rule of Law and Operations, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), in Goma and Kinshasa, from August 2012.
Prior to joining MONUSCO as Police Commissioner in 2010, Mr. Wafy held various senior positions in the Government of Niger, including, notably, Senior Security Adviser to the Minister for Interior, Public Safety and Decentralization; Inspector General of Police; Special Security Adviser to the President; and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Libya and Permanent Representative of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States in Tripoli. He has also served with the civilian police in the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) from 2006 to 2007, and as Deputy Head of the police component of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) in 2009.
Mr. Wafy holds a master’s degree in law from the Université du Bénin (Lomé, Togo) and graduated from the École nationale supérieure de police (Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, France).