|3rd Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations|
2005 – Current
|Preceded by||Nasser al-Qudwa|
|Born||May 1947 (age 67)|
|Alma mater||Youngstown State University and University of Akron
Ph.D in Counselling
Riyad H. Mansour is a Palestinian-American diplomat and since 2005 has been the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations. Previous to Mansour's appointment to Permanent Observer, Mansour served as the Deputy Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations from 1983 to 1994. In 2005, President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas appointed him to succeed Nasser al-Qudwa as Permanent Observer for Palestine to the UN. Under Mansour, the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations changed from being an “entity” to being a “non-Member Observer State” on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
Early life and education
Mansour has a Ph.D in Counselling from the University of Akron, a Master of Science degree in Education Counselling, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Youngstown State University. In 2002, Dr. Mansour served as an adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Central Florida.
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- Former Ambassadors, Permanent Observer Mission Of The State of Palestine to the United Nations, (Retrieved Dec. 21, 2014).
- Press Conference by Permanent Observer of Palestine, United Nations (Nov. 27, 2012).
- Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations - Press Conference, UN Web TV, (Nov. 27, 2012).
- Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Accord Palestine ‘Non-Member Observer State’ Status in United Nations, United Nations, (Nov. 29, 2012).
- Ambassador, Permanent Observer Mission Of The State of Palestine to the United Nations, (Retrieved Dec. 21, 2014).