Tuesday, June 4, 2013

T&T diplomat Sandra Honoré appointed UN special representative to Haiti

Sandra Honoré - takes up UN post in July
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Trinidad and Tobag career diplomat Sandra Honoré as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Honoré is expected to take up her functions on 15 July, succeeding Mariano Fernández Amunátegui of Chile, who completed his assignment on 31 January 2013. 

Honoré has extensive experience working in multilateral settings. She served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) from 2000 to 2005. And she was assigned as Special Assistant to the Chief of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Haiti from 1995 to 1996.

Honoré has served the Trinidad and Tobago Government in many capacities since 1979. 

She was Ambassador to Costa Rica until August 2012, and held a number of positions in the Foreign Service, including Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Ministry in 2007 and Director of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Caribbean Affairs Division in 2005. 

Her prior diplomatic experience includes assignments in the United States from 1997 to 2000 and in Brazil from 1983 to 1988. She has also served in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Honoré is a graduate in modern languages from Besançon University and Bordeaux University in France, and holds diplomas in international relations from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine as well as a post-graduate diploma in conference interpretation from the Polytechnic of Central London. 

Born in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago, in 1955, she is married and has one child.

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