NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF JAMAICA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Cheryl Kay Spencer, the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Spencer served as the High Commissioner for Jamaica to South Africa since 2015, where she also coordinated the Caribbean group of High Commissioners and Ambassadors since 2016.
Ms. Spencer was Senior Director of Foreign Trade Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2010 to 2014, and Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2008 to 2010, where she also served as a Minister-Counsellor for four years before.
A career diplomat with 27 years of experience, Ms. Spencer joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1990, where she first served as a Foreign Service Officer until 1993, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Jamaica to Belgium from 1993 to 1997, and as Deputy High Commissioner for the Jamaican High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago from 1997 to 2000. Following her return to Jamaica, Ms. Spencer held the position of Assistant Director of Foreign Trade Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade until 2004.
Ms. Spencer obtained her BSc in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica in 1990. She has been trained in management, trade policy, and effective negotiation, and speaks French and Spanish.
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