NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ANGOLA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Margarida Rosa Da Silva Izata, the new Permanent Representative of Angola 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. Izata had been serving as Director of the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of External Relations since 2011. From 2008 to 2011, she was Director ad interim of the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs, and Head of the Inter-governmental and Non-governmental Organizations Department.
Ms. Izata served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations in New York from 1998 to 2004 and has attended all sessions of the General Assembly from 2004 to date. Ms. Izata has also served as Angola’s National Coordinator of the Inter-sectorial Committee for drafting national reports on human rights issues for five years.
Ms. Izata joined the Ministry of External Relations in 1985. She has a degree in economic sciences (1977 to 1981) from a University in Bucharest, Romania, and a master’s degree in the prevention and resolution of conflict (2003 to 2004) from the Ignatius-Sofia University in New York. She was born on 10 July 1958 and is married with three children.
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