Camillo Gonsalves

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H.E.
Camillo M. Gonsalves
Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg
In office
November 2007 – September 2013
Preceded by Margaret Hughes-Ferrari
Personal details
Born 12 June 1972
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Camillo M. Gonsalves (born 12 June 1972)[1] is a Vincentian diplomat, lawyer, and politician. He was Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2007 until 2013, and went on to be appointed a member of the House of Assembly. He is the son of Ralph Gonsalves, current Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Early life and career[edit]

Gonsalves was born in Philadelphia, the son of Ralph Gonsalves and his Jamaican wife Sonia Gonsalves.[2] He studied and began his career in the United States. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he worked as a journalist, and then a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. In Washington D.C., he worked as a corporate litigation attorney. He also has a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs from New York University.[3]

In the Vincentian government[edit]

Gonsalves subsequently worked as the Senior Crown Counsel for the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, before being appointed to diplomatic postings "in various capacities in Cuba, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Korea, Libya and throughout the CARICOM region".[3]

In November 2007, he became Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Margaret Hughes-Ferrari. [4][5] He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in September 2013. [6]

In September 2013, he was appointed a Senator in the House of Assembly, and renounced his U.S. citizenship prior to taking up the position.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rulers.org/indexg3.html
  2. ^ a b "Sen. Gonsalves says he renounced his American citizenship ahead of appointment to SVG Parliament". I-Witness News. 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Camillo Gonsalves". Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Ambassador Camillo Gonsalves Presents His Credentials to Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon", Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Permanent Mission to the United Nations, November 6, 2007
  5. ^ "St Vincent's ambassador reports on first month at UN", NBC Radio, December 17, 2007
  6. ^ http://rulers.org/2013-09.html

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