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    UNIS/BIO/1141
    23 February 2017

    New Permanent Representative of Tanzaniapresents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 23 February (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations (Vienna), James Alex Msekela, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    Ambassador to Italy and non-resident Ambassador to Turkey and Greece, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (2012), the International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) and World Food Programme(WFP), Rome (2012-2016); Member of Parliament, Tanzania (2000-2010); Regional Commissioner for the Mwanza Region (2006-2009); Regional Commissioner for Dodoma Region (until 2011).

    Mr. Msekela is married and has three children.

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