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GA/SHC/4341*

José A. Blanco Conde (Dominican Republic) Chair of Third Committee

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

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) elected José A. Blanco Conde (Dominican Republic) Chair on 7 June.  (See Press Release GA/12422.)

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2020, Mr. Blanco was Coordinator of the Technical Unit that promoted his country’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.  He served as Acting Vice Minister for Bilateral Foreign Policy between 2017 and 2019.

Beginning his diplomatic career in 2001 as First Secretary in the Dominican Republic’s Embassy in the United States, he joined the country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations three years later.

Mr. Blanco holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana and completed graduate studies at Strayer University and Georgetown University in the United States.  He is married and has two children.

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* This supersedes Press Release BIO/5348 of 3 December 2020.

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