Somalia plays key role in UN Security Council

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Ambassador Ebyan Salah, who represents Somalia in the United Nations Human Rights Council, has been appointed to a key position at the United Nations.

Ebyan has been elected one of the four vice-presidents of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib Mahmoud, the current permanent representative of the Sudanese government, will remain in office for the remainder of her term.

A statement said the election will be posted on Twitter from the United Nations, but more because of this role looga handed Ali Ibn Abi Talib Mahmoud, a special envoy on Sudan.

Ebyan joins three veterans, Keva Lorraine Bain, and the Bahamas special envoy, Monique T.G. Van Daalen, representing the Netherlands, and Yuri Borissov Sterk, representing Bulgaria at the United Nations in Geneva.

Of the four vice-presidents of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, three are women, while Yuri Borissov is the only male in the list.

Nazhat Shameem Khan was elected President of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva in January 2021 and has been Fiji’s Special Representative to the UN Office in Geneva since 2014.

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