New york - Omar Hilale, who was appointed by King Mohammed VI on Monday, as Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, was born on 1 January 1951 in Agadir, in southern Morocco.
New york – Omar Hilale, who was appointed by King Mohammed VI on Monday, as Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, was born on 1 January 1951 in Agadir, in southern Morocco.
Since November 2008, Hilale occupies the post of ambassador permanent representative of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva, the same position he held between December 2001 and May 2005. Between May 2005 and November 2008, Hilale was also Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Hilale held several positions before assuming between 1985 and 1991 the positions of counselor then Deputy Permanent Representative at Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva.
From 1991 to 1993, Hilale was Chief of the section of the General Assembly and the Security Council at the Department of international organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Between 1993 and 1996, he was a member of the Office of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, before being appointed Ambassador of Morocco to Indonesia , Singapore, Australia and New Zealand between 1996 to 2001.
in 1993, Hilale was also member of the International Committee of legal experts on the implementation of the Convention Prohibiting the Use of Chemical Weapons. As a member of the Moroccan delegation, he participated in several seminars and regional and international meetings.
He was also Coordinator of the African Group WIPO (2004-2005), Coordinator of the African Group at the WTO (2003), President of the Conference on Disarmament (2004) and since 2004, he chaired the Board of Directors the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Hilale is married and is the father of three children. He holds a degree in political science obtained in 1974 in Rabat.
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