Baso Sangqu

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Baso Sangqu (born 21 April 1968, in Idutywa, Eastern Cape)[1] is the South African permanent representative to the United Nations. He was appointed on 17 March 2009, having served as deputy previously.

Sangqu was a member of the International Criminal Court search committee to find a replacement for Luis Moreno-Ocampo.[2]

In January 2012, Sangqu was the President of the United Nations Security Council.

Previous roles[edit]

  • 1996-8, Chief Education Specialist in the National Department of Education
  • 2000, policy analyst and research consultant, Economic and Development Section of the Office of the President
  • 2000, Director for Social and Economic Programmes, African Multilateral Development and Cooperation, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 2001, acting Chief Director for Marine, Environment, Science and Technology, Multilateral Development and Cooperation
  • 2001-2, acting Chief Director for Economic Development, Multilateral Development and Cooperation in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs
  • 2002-6, South Africa’s ambassador to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2007-9, deputy permanent representative to the United Nations



  1. ^ "United Nations Press Release". 16 March 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ ICC "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Dumisani Kumalo
South African Ambassador to the United Nations
17 March 2009 -