(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations, Yemdaogo Eric Tiare, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, he was Burkina Faso’s Ambassador to France, Spain, Monaco, Portugal and the Holy See since 2013. Concurrently, he served as Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Personal Representative to the President of Burkina Faso to the International Organisation of La Francophonie since 2013.
Mr. Tiare held several posts at Burkina Faso’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including as its Secretary-General from 2011 to 2013, and Director-General for Legal and Consular Affairs from 2008 to 2011. He also served as Minister Counsellor in Burkina Faso’s Embassy in South Africa from 2007 to 2008, and its Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire from 2003 to 2007.
Mr. Tiare was a sessional instructor in Development International Law at the National School of Administration and de Magistracy in Ouagadougou from 2001 to 2003, and in Public Relations at the Université Libre du Burkina from 2002 to 2003.
He holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration, with a concentration in international management, and a postgraduate degree in international administration from the University of Quebec.
Born on 31 December 1960, Mr. Tiare is married with three children.