Rudy Insanally in 2006
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|Preceded by||Stoyan Ganev|
|Succeeded by||Amara Essy|
|Born||Samuel Rudolph Insanally
23 January 1936
Samuel Rudolph "Rudy" Insanally (born 23 January 1936) is a Guyanese diplomat. He has been Guyana's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 1987 and was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana from 2001 to 2008.
Insanally was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Before his career as a diplomat began, he taught French and Spanish in Jamaica at Kingston College and Jamaica College, as well as in Guyana at Queen's College and the University of Guyana.
In his first diplomatic posting, he was Counsellor to Guyana's Embassy to the United States from 1966 to 1969, and he subsequently became Guyana's charge d'affaires in Venezuela in 1970. He was briefly his country's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1972, then served as Ambassador to Venezuela (with additional accreditation for Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) from 1972 to 1978. After this posting, he was Permanent Representative to the European Economic Community and Ambassador to Belgium; although living in Brussels, he was also Ambassador to Austria, Norway, and Sweden at this time.
Subsequently, having returned to Guyana, Insanally was Head of the Political Division covering the Western Hemisphere, also serving as Ambassador to Colombia and as High Commissioner to a number of Caribbean nations. He became the Permanent Representative (ambassador) of Guyana to the United Nations on 18 February 1987. At the UN, he was Vice-President of the United Nations Council for Namibia prior to Namibian independence in 1990, and in April 1990 he was Vice-President/Rapporteur of the Special Session of the General Assembly on International Economic Cooperation. He was the President of the Forty-Eighth Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which was held from 1993 to 1994. He is the longest serving current delegate to the United Nations.
Insanally was Chancellor of the University of Guyana from 1994 to 2001. He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in May 2001. After seven years in that post, the government announced on 28 March 2008 that Insanally had decided to resign as Foreign Minister for "health and other personal reasons", although he would "continue to discharge certain other responsibilities in his engagement with Government". His replacement, Carolyn Rodrigues, was sworn in on 10 April.
He is married with one daughter.
- Rudy Insanally, Multilateral Diplomacy for Small States: "The art of letting others have your way" (2012)
- Rudy Insanally, Dancing Between the Raindrops: A Dispatch From A Small State Diplomat (2015)
- "President Jagdeo swears in new Cabinet Ministers", Office of the President of Guyana, 9 September 2006.
- Permanent Representatives of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations.
- "Insanally to retire as Minister of Foreign Affairs", GINA, 28 March 2008.
- Ramnarine, Telesha (20 September 2014). "After 50 years of being a diplomat par excellence…". Guyana chronicle. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- Permanent Representatives of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations Archived 22 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.,
- Presidency of the General Assembly, Forty-Eighth Session (1993–1994), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations.
- "Two new Ministers sworn in before President Jagdeo" Archived 5 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine., GINA, 10 April 2008.
- "Dr Rudy insanally launches his book "Multilateral Diplomacy for Small States – The art of letting others have your way"". 21 January 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Rudy Insanally launches 'Dancing between the Raindrops'". 14 August 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "2009 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals," p. 1.
- Press Conference with Samuel Insanally, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guyana, and Chair of Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Janet Bostwick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth of the Bahamas; and Edwin Carrington, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, US Department of State
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