Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has appointed the country’s top diplomat to UNESCO as his chief envoy to a new mission to the UN Geneva office.
Ambassador Yusupha Kah will be representing his country at the UN office, which is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations.
Kah would also represent the West African nation at the UN Trade and Development, the UN Human Rights Commission, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, International Labor Organization, and other international organizations in Geneva.
Geneva is a hub for multilateral diplomacy. Gambia seeks to strengthen its relations with many institutions and Western nations, which were strained mostly over human rights conditions under former President Yahya Jammeh.
Kah was a former Cabinet Minister for Economic Planning and Industrial Development under ex-President Dawda Jawara and Minister of Trade, Industries, and Employment under Jammeh.
He also worked in the Jawara administration as its Economic Planning Director of Policy Analysis and in the Jammeh administration as Ambassador to the EU, Belgium, and France.