Switzerland
Switzerland   Member since:1946
Liaison Office with the United Nations (Geneva)
Palais des Nations
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
CH-1211
Geneva 10
Building A
5th floor
Door 17
Office A583
GENEVA
Mailing Address:
FAO Liaison Office, Palais des Nations A583, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Geneva

Telephone:
+41-22-9171152
Fax:
+41-22-9170065
E-mail:
Website:
Office Languages:
French
Working hours:
Monday - Friday 08:30-13:00 14:00-17:30
Office Holidays:

1 January
30 March
2 April
21 May
15 June
1 August
21 August
6 September
25 December

Director

RODRIGUES BIRKETT, MS CAROLYN

Appointment date:
22/08/2017
Nationality:
Guyana

Ms Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett has been appointed Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the United Nations (Geneva), effective immediately. Ms Rodrigues Birkett, a national of Guyana, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Guyana, Georgetown. She started her career in 1989 as a school teacher in Georgetown, Guyana. From 1995 to April 2001, she was Coordinator, Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP), responsible for coordinating the Amerindian Programme funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. From 2001 to May 2015, she served her Government in different positions: from April 2001 to April 2008, she was Minister of Amerindian Affairs (Indigenous peoples); in April 2008, she was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and held this position until May 2015. At the same time, from 2001 to 2015, she served as Member of Parliament, representing the constituency of Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo. She joined FAO in September 2015, as Coordinator, Parliamentary Alliances in the Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division (OPC).


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