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    UNIS/BIO/634
    28 February 2002

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ZAMBIA
    PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 28 February (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations (Vienna), Bonaventure Mwandu Bowa, presented his credentials on Thursday to Steinar B. Bjornsson, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), and the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Bowa was Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. From 1998 to 2000 he was Chargé d’Affaires of the Zambian Embassy accredited to all Scandinavian countries. Between 1994 and 1997 Mr. Bowa served as Research Coordinator at the Secretariat of Global Partners Forum in Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 1994 he was Senior Evaluation Officer at the Audit and Evaluation Branch at the Ministry of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (INAC) in Canada and from 1985 to 1989 he served as Senior Analyst at the Ministry of Labour in Canada. Mr. Bowa joined the Zambian Foreign Service as Executive Officer in the Economics Branch in 1975.

    Mr. Bowa holds an MA in International Relations from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs and an MA in Public Administration from Carleton University, both in Ottawa, Canada.

    He is married with three children.

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