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New Permanent Representative of Gambia Presents Credentials

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

The new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, Lamin B. Dibba, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dibba served as the Gambia’s Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources from 2017 to 2022.  He also held positions in several non-governmental organizations, as the National Adviser to SOS Children’s Villages (Gambia) from 2013 to 2017, the Executive Director of the Gambia Women’s Finance Association from 2012 to 2013 and the National Coordinator for Action For Children from 2011 to 2012.

From 2006 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of the Gambia’s Non-Governmental Organization Affairs Agency, also serving as its acting Executive Director from 2004 to 2006 and as a Programme Officer within the Agency from 2002 to 2003.

Mr. Dibba holds a Master of Science in urban and regional studies from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from Saint Mary’s University in Canada.

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