New Permanent Representative of United Republic of Tanzania Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, Modest Jonathan Mero, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today.

Until his appointment on 3 December 2016, Mr. Mero was his country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and all international organizations in Geneva. Holding that position until May 2013, he was accredited simultaneously to the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Industrial Organization, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and the United Nations system in Austria.

Between 2007 and 2013 Mr. Mero was stationed at his country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he served as Minster Plenipotentiary, Economic Adviser and Head of Chancery. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Head of Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Previously, Mr. Mero was a senior economist at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, from 1987 to 2004, and a trade policy adviser to the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community from 2004 to 2005.

Mr. Mero holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dar es Salaam in the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as a master's degree in finance from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.

He was born on 28 September 1959.

Source: United Nations