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New Permanent Representative of Nauru Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations, Margo Deiye, presented her credentials to the Secretariat today.

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Deiye served as Deputy Permanent Representative and Representative to the International Seabed Authority for her country.

Beginning her work at the Nauru Mission to the United Nations in 2012 as Third Secretary, Ms. Deiye represented her country’s interests in the small island developing States, the Asia-Pacific Regional group and related groups in intergovernmental processes.  Serving as Third Secretary until 2016, she was tasked with negotiating issues in sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction and oceans.

From 2017 to 2018, she was Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development and Ocean issues at the Office of the President of the General Assembly for the seventy-second session.  She served as Counsellor at the Nauru mission from 2018 to 2019, focusing on the mid-term review of the small island developing States  Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in addition to acting as lead negotiator for the group on oceans and fisheries in relation to the new legal framework for marine biodiversity.

Before her diplomatic service, Ms. Deiye served in managerial positions at the Nauru Fisheries and Marine Resources Authority, from 2002 to 2007.  She began her career in 1999 as a secondary school science teacher in Nauru.

Ms. Deiye received a master’s degree in environmental studies in 2016 from the Victoria University of Wellington and a bachelor’s degree in biology and education in 2001 from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.  She holds graduate certificates in oceans law and policy, fisheries training and leadership, respectively, from academic institutions around the globe.

Ms. Deiye is married with two children.

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