United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau.
Mr. Diallo succeeds David McLachlan-Karr of Australia, who completed his assignment in June, and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service during his tenure.
Currently serving as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Diallo brings to the position almost three decades of experience with the United Nations. He served from 2015 to 2017 as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, as well as Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Between 2012 and 2015, Mr. Diallo was Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). From 2009 to 2012, he was the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea. He also served as Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Mali (2005-2009) and in Sierra Leone (2001-2005). Mr. Diallo was Regional Adviser in Maternal and Child Health in the UNFPA Regional Office for West and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, from 1992 to 2001.
Mr. Diallo holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Conakry University School of Medicine in Guinea, a master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University in the United States, and a special diploma in public health from the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium.
* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1762-BIO/5027 of 20 September 2017.