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    Biographical Note

    SG/A/796
    BIO/3415
    15 April 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS TULIAMENI KALOMOH
    OF NAMIBIA AS NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL
    FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS

    NEW YORK, 12 April (UN Headquarters) -- The Secretary-General has appointed Tuliameni Kalomoh of Namibia as the new Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, succeeding Ibrahima Fall.

    Mr. Kalomoh is currently the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Namibia.

    Mr. Kalomoh was born on 18 February 1948 in Onamutai, Namibia. He was educated in Namibia and India. He holds a diploma from the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy in New Delhi.

    Mr. Kalomoh has been serving in the Foreign Ministry of Namibia since the country gained independence in 1990. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Namibia. In 1997, he was appointed by the Secretary-General as his Special Representative for Liberia.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Kalomoh served as Namibia's Ambassador to the United States (1991 - 1996), with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada. Before that, he served as Under-Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. The previous year, in his capacity as acting Under-Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs, Mr. Kalomoh accompanied President Sam Nujoma to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Conference in Lusaka and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Summit in Addis Ababa on the occasion of Namibia's admittance as a member to these organizations. He also accompanied the country's Prime Minister to the United Nations on the occasion of Namibia's admission as a member of the world body.

    Between 1975 and 1989, Mr. Kalomoh held several important positions in the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), including Special Assistant to the Regional Election Director in Oshakati (Northern Namibia); SWAPO Ambassador to India (1986 to 1990); SWAPO Chief Representative to France (1981 - 1986); and Chief Representative to West Africa (1976 - 1981).

    Mr. Kalomoh is married and has three children.

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