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Current Speaker - United Nations Lecture Series

H.E. Mr. Ahmed SareerSPEAKER:
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer
Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 4 p.m.

Henry Student Center (Miller Room)

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer was appointed to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations as Ambassador / chargé d'affaires in February 2012. He presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, as Permanent Representative to the United Nations on 20 December 2012.
From December 2009 until his appointment, Mr. Sareer served as the High Commissioner of Maldives to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He was Deputy High Commissioner in London, United Kingdom from June 2008 to May 2009, and served as the Charge d’Affaires, Maldives Mission to the European Union, Brussels from March to June 2008. He was the Counsellor and later the Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2006 to March 2008. As a career foreign service officer, he began his service at the Ministry Foreign Affairs in 1986 and held various positions including Director General.

Mr. Sareer was Director representing the Maldives at the Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Kathmandu from June 2000 to May 2003. Mr. Sareer served as the Second Secretary/ Charge d’Affaires a.i. in the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations, New York from September 1992 to December 1993.

He was a representative of the Maldives Delegation to the 47th (1992), 48th (1993), 52nd (1997) 63rd (2007), and 66th (2011) Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York. At the 63rd Session Mr. Sareer participated as the Vice-Chairman of the Maldives Delegation.

After completing his secondary education in the Maldives, Mr. Sareer has undertaken further studies in Australia, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and a master’s degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University. He also attended a Foreign Service Training Programme conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

Born in Malé, Maldives, on 28 August 1965, he is married and has four children.


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