Mr. Tamrat Samuel was appointed Deputy Special Representative (Rule of Law) for the United Nations Mission in Liberia by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on February 7 2013.
Mr. Samuel brings with him a wealth of political and leadership experience developed during nearly thirty years of service with the United Nations, primarily focused on political affairs for Asia and the Pacific region. Working in the Department of Political Affairs, he supported the Secretary-General’s good offices on the question of East Timor. In 2007, the Secretary-General appointed Mr. Samuel as his Deputy Special Representative for Nepal and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), a position he held until 2008.
Mr. Samuel holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Addis Ababa University and a Master of Laws in international law from New York University.
Mr. Samuel is married with three children.
7 February 2013