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New Permanent Representative of Barbados Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation of Credentials

Matthew Anthony Wilson, the new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wilson had been working at the International Trade Centre since 2013, first as Chief of Staff and Chief Adviser to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director until 2021, and then as Chief of Special Projects until 2022.  He worked at the World Trade Organization from 2010 to 2013, first as the Deputy Aid for Trade Coordinator for the first year, and then as Senior Adviser/Counsellor in the office of the Director-General.

Mr. Wilson worked at the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2002 to 2009.  He also served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados from 1998 to 2002.  He has more than 20 years of experience in trade and development.

Mr. Wilson has a Master of Business Administration from the London School of Economics (2022), and a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom (2002).  He also has a postgraduate degree in international relations from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago (1997-1998), and a Bachelor of Science in sociology and psychology from the same University (1994-1997).



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