The new permanent representative of Nicaragua presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Orlando José Tardencilla, the new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Tardencilla was, since 2012, a member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), where he was, inter alia, President of the Education Commission and the Political Commission. He was also an elected member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007, during which time he was President of the Justice Committee. Previously, Mr. Tardencilla served two other terms as a deputy in the Nicaraguan National Assembly, between 1996 and 2002 and between 1985 and 1990.
A lawyer and notary, Mr Tardencilla has also been a professor at the Technological University of Nicaragua, the Central American University (UCA), the Autonomous University of Nicaragua (RUCFA and Ruben Dario), and the Popular University of Nicaragua (UPONIC).
Mr Tardencilla holds a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Leon.
He is married and has six children.
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