Robert Guba Aisi
Robert Guba Aisi is the current Permanent Representative (ambassador) of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations in New York. He presented his credentials to the Secretary General on June 25, 2002. Prior to being appointed to the United Nations, Aisi was Councillor of Papua New Guinea’s Legal Training Institute.
Aisi obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1979. The following year, he was admitted to the practice of law in both the National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea. From 1986 to 1990, he was Principal Legal Officer to the regional authorities in Port Moresby. From 1990 to 1992, he was Principal Legal Officer and Deputy Commission Secretary to Papua New Guinea’s Electricity Commission. He has also served with the Executive Branch (Legal Affairs) of UNESCO.
Addressing the United Nations Security Council on the topic of climate change in April 2007, Aisi stated: “The dangers that the small island states and their populations face are no less serious than those nations threatened by guns and bombs.”
- Ambassador Robert Guba Aisi presents Papua New Guinea's national report to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review, 11 May 2011 (videos)
- "NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS", United Nations, June 26, 2002
- "Special Committee on decolonization elects Robert Guba Aisi of Papua New Guinea as Chairman", February 12, 2004
- "U.N. Council Hits Impasse Over Debate on Warming", New York Times, April 18, 2007
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