cheick Sidi Diarra Cheick Sidi Diarra

Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra previously served as United Nations Special Adviser on Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OSAA/OHRLLS). He was appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January 2008.

From 1982 to 1986, he has been a negotiator on African integration and development issues. He has played a role in United Nations economic and development matters. He was a contributor to the intergovernmental consultation process that led to the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council. He has also been an advocate for the cause of Africa, the least developed countries and landlocked developing countries.

From 2011 to 2013 Ambassador Diarra was member of the Council on fragile States of the World Economic Forum.

Diarra holds a master’s degree in international public law and international relations from Dakar University in Senegal.


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