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Youssef Mahmoud, a national from Tunisia was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad , effective 1 June 2010.


MAHMOUD, YOUSSEF was born on August 7, 1947 in La Chebba, Tunisia.


University of Tunis, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts. Georgetown University, United States of America, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy. Spoken languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish.


He replaces Victor da Silva Angelo of Portugal, whose function ended in March 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mahmoud served as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative. Mahmoud was previously UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana.

He also served as UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia(UNTAC) and worked in the Office of Human Resources and Management in New York. Mahmoud joined the UN in 1981. Before that, he was Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Tunis, Tunisia and Chairman of the English Department of the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages in Tunis.


Member: Association Culturelle Francophone.


  • Other Interests

    Training, education, linguistics. Biking, music.


Spouse Lisa, National of United States of America.