NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF NAMIBIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Julia Imene-Chanduru, the new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Imene-Chanduru had been serving as Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations in New York from December 2018 to November 2020. She was the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation from May to December 2018, and was the Deputy Director of the Ministry of International Relations and cooperation from January 2015 to April 2018.
A career diplomat, Ms. Imene-Chanduru joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia in 2004. She served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Namibia in Washington, D.C. from January 2007 to December 2011. She has held various posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Administrative Assistant to the Permanent Secretary, Chief Foreign Relations Officer, and Foreign Relations Officer.
Ms. Imene-Chanduru has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Namibia (2005) and a master’s degree in international service from the American University in Washington D.C., United States (2011). She was born on 10 September 1979 and is married.