Roble Olhaye

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H.E.
Roble Olhaye
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Permanent Representative to the UN for the Republic of Djibouti Flag of Djibouti.svg
Incumbent
Assumed office
1988
Ambassador to the United States for Djibouti
Incumbent
Assumed office
1988
Ambassador to Canada for Djibouti (Non-resident)
Incumbent
Assumed office
1989
Personal details
Born (1944-04-24) 24 April 1944 (age 70)

Roble Olhaye (born 24 April 1944) is the Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the Republic of Djibouti. He has been Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador of Djibouti to the United States since 1988. In 1989, Olhaye was appointed as non-resident Ambassador to Canada. He is married and has five children. He is currently the longest-serving ambassador to the United States and consequently holds the post of Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.[1]

Education[edit]

Olhaye obtained Intermediate Diploma in Commerce from the Addis Ababa Commercial College. After studying in the field of accounting, finance, taxation, law and management, he received qualification as a professional accountant in England. He is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants (UK) and a member of the British Institute of Management.

Career[edit]

After being appointed as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Olhaye has represented Djibouti in the Security Council, served as its President in February 1994 and Chairman of the Sanctions Committee established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 841 on Haiti. While a member of the Security Council Mission to Mozambique, he helped in the process of democratic elections held in 1994. As Dean of the African diplomatic corps in Washington D.C., he received one of Djibouti’s highest medals of honor awards for improving how the nation was viewed internationally

Prior to his appointment to the Permanent Representative post, he served as Djibouti’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat). He also served as Honorary Consul of Djibouti to Kenya and established ongoing diplomatic relations between the two nations. He has also worked in the private section with commerce, finance, and management.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ US State Department: "Diplomatic List: Order of Precedence and Date of Presentation of Credentials"

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