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    UNIS/BIO/639
    30 April 2002

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SENEGAL
    PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 30 April (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations (Vienna), Paul Badji, presented his credentials on Tuesday 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. Badji was Ambassador to Germany. From 1991 to 2001, he served as Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister, in the rank of Ambassador, and from 1988 to 1991 as Diplomatic Adviser to the President of Senegal. Between 1985 and 1988, Mr. Badji was First Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in New York.

    Mr. Badji began his diplomatic career in 1977 at the Foreign Ministry of Senegal as Counsellor and then served as Assistant to the Head of Service for International Conferences (1977-1978). From 1979 to 1985, he was Head of Division for the United Nations and International Organizations.

    Between 1985 and 2001, Mr. Badji was member and head of delegation in a number of UN and international conferences.

    Mr. Badji holds an MA degree in Law and International Relations from the University of Dakar. He also received a diploma in Diplomacy from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature.

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