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CANH NGUYEN-TANG

Background

NGUYEN-TANG, CANH was born on January 21, 1941 in Dalat, Vietnam.

Education

Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1961-1964, Lie. Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva, 1966-1968, Doctoral Candidate. Spoken languages: English, French, Vietnamese.

Career

Chief of Mission, Cote d’Ivoire, Regional Bureau(s) for Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees since 1990. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representative, Kenya, 1987-1990. Head of Desk for West Africa, 1986-1987, Chief, Regional Section, North Africa & Sudan, 1984-1986, Program Management Officer, 1982-1984, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva.

Deputy Chief of Mission, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Pakistan, 1980-1982. Programme Officer, Regional Section for Asia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1975-1980. Chief of Service, Secretariat for Asia, World Council of Churches, Switzerland, 1969-1975.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Economic development studies. Emergency and relief programmes. Swimming, tennis.

Connections

Spouse Trinh Bich-Hanh, National of Switzerland.

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Trinh Bich-Hanh