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    UNIS/BIO/1291
    18 December 2020

    Permanent Representative of Ghana presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 18 December (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations (Vienna), Philbert Abaka Johnson, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

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

    Director of Africa and Regional Integration Bureau and Head, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) National Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019 to present); Director of the Europe Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018-2019); Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, High Commission, Ottawa (2016-2018); Minister and Acting Head of Mission, High Commission, Ottawa (2017); Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations, New York (2014-2017); Charge d'Affaires of Ghana to the United Nations, New York (2015-2017); Director of Diaspora Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014); Director 1, Asia and Pacific Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-2014); Deputy Director, Legal and Consular Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-2013); Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Belgium with concurrent accreditations to Luxembourg and the European Union (2008-2012); Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Russia with concurrent accreditation to fourteen Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries (2007-2008); Acting Director, Policy Planning and Research Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006); Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Research Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006); Assistant Director of International Organization and Conferences Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (2005-2006); Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Embassy in Bern, Switzerland  (2003-2004); First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Embassy in Bern, Switzerland (2000-2003); Assistant Director of Finance and Accounts Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000); and Assistant Director, Americas Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999).

    Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He holds a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Legon Centre for International Affairs & Diplomacy in Accra, Ghana.

    He speaks English and French.

    Mr. Johnson is married and has two children.

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