Hama Arba Diallo
Diallo began entered the United Nations as the Director of the United Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office from 1979 to 1983. After leaving the U.N., Diallo was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) under Captain Thomas Sankara on 24 August 1983, serving in that position until 1984. From 1988 to 1989, Diallo served as the ambassador to China, India and Japan. Thereafter, Diallo returned to the United Nations as the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Conference on Environment and Development from 1990 to 1992 and as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification beginning in 1996.
Diallo was elected to the National Assembly in the May 2007 parliamentary election as a candidate of the Party for Democracy and Socialism (PDS) in Séno Province. He was one of only two PDS candidates to win a seat. In the National Assembly, he sits as part of the Alternance-Démocratie-Justice Parliamentary Group and is currently the Fifth Vice-President of the National Assembly.
- Compaore to face six in Burkina Faso presidential election AFP, 9 October 2010
- "Décret n°83/21/CNR/PRES du 24 août 1983 portant", petiteacademie.gov.bf (French).
- List of candidates elected to the National Assembly in 2007, National Assembly website (2007 archive page) (French).
- Members of the Bureau of the National Assembly (2008–2009), National Assembly website (French).
- Profile African People Database
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