Coly Seck has been Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations Office in Geneva since October 2016. He has chaired the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body Special Session (DSB/SS) since March 2017 and of the Francophone Ambassadors Group (GAF) since November 2016. Prior to his appointment in Geneva, Mr. Seck held the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad from November 2012 to October 2016. Mr. Seck was Minister Counselor, Director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from February to October 2012. He was also Minister Counselor, Director Africa Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 2011 to January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Seck was Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in New York from November 2004 to December 2010 where he was in charge of political affairs, disarmament, peace and international security. Between October 2001 and October 2004, Mr. Seck held the positions of Head of Africa Division and Africa-Asia Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively. Mr. Seck has also been an instructor at the National School of Administration of Senegal from which he graduated summa cum laude (Diplomacy section) in September 2001. He speaks French and English.
The statements are available on the French version of this page.
Statement by President of the Human Rights Council at Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2019 - "Towards 2026 Perspectives on the future of the Human Rights Council"
27 May 2019
Discours prononcé à l’occasion de la célébration de la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la Presse organisée par l’UNESCO
03 May 2019
Statement at Geneva launch of the “Good Human Rights Stories” initiative
13 February 2019
Statement at ISHR Reception
04 February 2019
Coly Seck, President of the Human Rights Council. meets with UN General Assembly President Mariá Fernanda Espinosa, 12 April 2019, United Nations, New York
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