Name: Francis Meding Deng, Ambassador
Position: The Republic of South Sudan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Appointed August 2012 by President Salva Kiir.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Khartoum University; Master of Laws and a Doctor of the Science of Law, Yale University.
Human Rights Officer at the UN Secretariat, 1967-1972.Director of the Sudan Peace Support Project based at the United States Institute of Peace, 2006-2007; UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide at the level of Under-Secretary General, ?-17 July 2012.
He has also served as Sudan’s Ambassador to Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United States as well as Sudan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
Francis Meding Deng is a renowned human rights activists and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institute. During his presence in the United States he was involved with a group of US activists and the current US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, to lobby the Obama Administration to support South Sudan’s independence.
Deng has edited 40 books in the fields of law, conflict resolution, internal displacement, human rights, anthropology, folklore, history and politics.
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