(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Kiribati to the United Nations, Teburoro Tito, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Elected President of Kiribati in 1994, 1998 and 2002, Mr. Tito is the Member of Parliament for South Tarawa since 1987. It was during his presidency that Kiribati became a Member State of the United Nations.
A former Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Mr. Tito was a member of the Eminent Persons Group that conducted a thorough review of that regional organization in 2003.
He attended the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, from 1971 to 1977, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Graduate Certificate in education.
Born in Tanaeang Village on Tabiteuea North Island on 25 August 1952, Mr. Tito is married and has a granddaughter.