Abdulrahim Abby Farah
|Abdulrahim Abby Farah
عبد الرحيم آبي فرح
|Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations|
|Prime Minister||Abdirizak Haji Hussein|
|Ambassador of Somalia to Ethiopia|
|Prime Minister||Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke|
|Born||22 October 1919
Berbera, British Somaliland
|Political party||Somali Youth League|
|Alma mater||University College, Exeter
Abdulrahim Abby Farah (Somali: Cabduulraxiim Cabby Faarax, Arabic: عبد الرحيم آبي فرح) (born on October 22, 1919) is a Somali diplomat and politician. He served as the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations, and as the Ambassador of Somalia to Ethiopia. He is the Chairperson of the PaSAGO non-governmental organization.
Farah is married, and he and his wife have five children.
Farah began his diplomatic career with the Trust Territory of Somaliland administration, and after independence, with the early civilian government of the Somali Republic. He therein served in various capacities from 1951 to 1961, including as Director of the Somali Information Service.
Between 1961 and 1965, Farah was Somalia's Ambassador to Ethiopia. He acted as Somalia's representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 1962. Ambassador Farah also represented the nation at Council of Ministers meetings of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1964 and 1965.
From 1965 to 1972, Farah was the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations in New York City. He concurrently served as the Acting Director General of Somalia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966.
From 1969 to 1972, Farah was the Chairperson of the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid, presiding over a special session of the United Nations Security Council in 1972. He acted as the Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Questions between 1973 and 1978. Additionally, Farah served as Somalia's representative within the League of Arab States. From 1979 to 1990, he was also the Undersecretary-General for Special Political Questions.
In 1998, Farah helped found the Partnership to Strengthen African Grassroots Organizations (PaSAGO). He has since then served as the non-governmental organization's Chairperson.
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