United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of François Louncény Fall of Guinea as his Special Representative for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).
Mr. Fall is currently serving as the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA since November 2016. Mr. Fall brings extensive experience in the areas of politics and diplomacy, having supported political processes in Somalia, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and held senior-level positions in the Government of the Republic of Guinea. From January to October 2016, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the South Sudan Peace Agreement.
From 2012 to 2016 Mr. Fall was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guinea. He has served as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, and as the Secretary-General of the Presidency. He also held a number of ambassadorial positions with his Government, including as Permanent Representative of Guinea to the United Nations and representative of Guinea at the Security Council. With the United Nations, Mr. Fall served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic from 2007 to 2008 and in Somalia from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Fall holds an MA in International Law from Conakry University, Republic of Guinea. Born in 1949, he is married and has five children.