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Giovinella Gonthier Edit Profile

Giovinella Gonthier, Seychellois diplomat. Scholer, Wheaton College & Harvard University, 1968-1973.


Gonthier, Giovinella was born on January 11, 1950 in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles. Daughter of Wilbur and Germaine (Vidot) Gonthier.


Bachelor, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), 1972. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wheaton College (Massachusetts), 1955. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1973.


Lecturer Seychelles College, 1973—1975. Representative Sey Peoples United Party, Europe & North America, 1975—1977. 1st secretary Ministry Foreign Affairs, Seychelles, 1978—1979.

Councellor Seychelles & Seychelles Embassy, Paris, 1980. Charge d'affaires Seychelles Mission to United Nations, 1980—1983, permanent representative, since 1983. Ambassador to United States Washington, since 1983.

Visiting lecturer Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1983—1984. Vice chairman Seychelles Delaware to 37th & 38th United Nations Sessions, 1982—1983. Chairman 39th & 40th Sessions.

Vice president United Nations General Assembly, 1981, member credentials committee, 82. Member Seychelles Delaware to Non-Aligned Conferences, India, 1981—1983, Angola, 1985. Vice chairman Organization of African Unity Conferences, Ethiopia, 1981—1984.


Married Roger G. Wilson Gonthier, March 7, 1975.