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13 September 2017

New Permanent Representative of Zimbabwepresents credentials

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

VIENNA, 13 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Taonga Mushayavanhu, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

During his career, Mr. Mushayavanhu has served in various capacities, among them:

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization (since 2014); Director for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014); Director for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2014); Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Beijing, China (2006-2011); Deputy Director, Policy, Research and Promotion Department (2004-2006); Principal Administrative Officer, Multilateral Affairs Political Department (2004); Seconded to the Presidential Land Review Committee Secretariat (2003); Principal Administrative Officer, Zimbabwe Institute of International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2003); Principal Administrative Officer, Europe and the Americas Division (2001-2002); Counsellor at the Embassy in London, UK (1997-2000); First Secretary, Embassy in London, UK (1994-1997); Senior Administrative Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1994); Administrative Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1987-1988).

Mr. Mushayavanhu holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Studies from the University of Nairobi, a Masters in Economic History from University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economic History from University of Zimbabwe. 

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