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New Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands Presents Credentials

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

The new Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations, Jane Mugafalu Kabui Waetara, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Before her appointment, Ms. Waetara served as Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, beginning in August 2020.  Between 2017 and 2020, she was Team Leader for Effective Governance at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in the Solomon Islands, where she also served in a number of senior consultancy positions.

In 2016, Ms. Waetara was a senior national consultant in her country’s Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, where she undertook a midterm assessment of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries in the Solomon Islands.  From 2014 to 2015, she served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority.

Among other positions, Ms. Waetara was the Permanent Secretary and Deputy National Authorizing Officer in the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination from 2005 until 2011.

Born in 1962, Ms. Waetara earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Pacific in Fiji and a Master of Business degree from Massey University in New Zealand.

She is married.

For information media. Not an official record.