Skip to main content

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

Presentation of Credentials

Djacoba Andry Solofonirina Oliva Tehindrazanarivelo, the new Permanent Representative of Madagascar 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 his appointment, Mr. Tehindrazanarivelo had been an Executive in-Residence Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy from January to August 2022, and had also held consultancies for various international organizations.

Mr. Tehindrazanarivelo served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar in 2020 and 2021.  He has a 17-year university teaching experience at the University of Geneva, the Geneva Graduate Institute, Boston University Study Abroad Geneva, and the Catholic University of Lyon’s Institute for Human Rights, and he also completed visiting professorships in other universities.

Mr. Tehindrazanarivelo holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of

International and Development Studies in Geneva (Geneva Graduate Institute), a certificate from the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a master’s degree in public law and political science from the University of Antananarivo.  He is the author of two books, co-edited four other books, and has published many articles.


Produced by the United Nations Information Service in Geneva for use of the media;
not an official record. English and French versions of our releases are different as they are the product of two separate coverage teams that work independently.