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Profile of Ambassador Shola J. Omoregie

Ambassador Shola Omoregie is founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Africa Peace Support, LLC. A former career diplomat at the United Nations, Ambassador Omoregie is an expert on the UN Security Council and peace operations having had a dedicated and distinguished service at the United Nations spanning over three decades (see attached testimonial). Shola OmoregieFrom October 2006 - December 2008, he served as the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau and Head of United Nations Peace-building Support office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). Prior to this, he was Chief of Branch of the United Nations Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch in the Security Council Affairs Division of the Department of Political Affairs.

As a member of the UN Task Force on Assistance to the African Union (from 2003 – 2005), he assisted the African Union in the establishment of the modalities for the operation of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), including the drafting of the rules of procedure of the PSC and preparation of the working methods of the Council.

Ambassador Omoregie joined the United Nations system in 1978 as the first Resident Representative of the United Nations Commissioner for Namibia in Botswana. He subsequently served in various capacities at the UN, including as Representative of the United Nations Commissioner for Namibia in Angola (1988-1990); Secretary of the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations (1992-1994); in 1992, he accompanied Cyrus Vance, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General, on Security Council mandated mission to South Africa to assist in bringing an end to the violence and in creating a peaceful transition to a democratic, non-racial and united South Africa; and in 1994, he served as a United Nations observer during the first multi-party and democratic elections in South Africa; and he was Secretary of two subsidiary organs (Sanctions Committees) of the UN Security Council (1992-1995).

He served in the Foreign Service of Nigeria since June 1972 and rose to the rank of Ambassador. He served in an extensive number of roles in the foreign service, including at Nigerian diplomatic missions in Beijing (China), London, and later in Liverpool, England, UK, as the Area Officer of Nigeria. He is widely travelled, and has made presentations before the United Nations Security Council, and at conferences, meetings and seminars, covering issues of national and international security.

He was educated at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

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