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Great Decisions - UN Peacebuilding

Unlike the usual task of ending existing conflicts, the UN's newly established Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is to have a post-conflict role, preventing countries (or regions) from relapsing into civil war. Ambassador Augustine Mahiga of the United Republic of Tanzania represents his nation at the UN and serves as co-chair of the PBC.


Ambassador Augustine Mahiga
Ambassador Augustine Mahiga
Co-Chair, United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations. , Mr. Mahiga served from July 2002 to July 2003 as the representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Holy See.  For two years before that, he was the agency's Chief of Mission in New Delhi, India.  From 1994 to 1998, he served in Geneva as Coordinator and Deputy Director of the Refugee Emergency Operation for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.  He was the first UNHCR Chief of Mission in Monrovia, Liberia (1992-1994), and while there was appointed to the rank of Ambassador.

As Minister Plenipotentiary, he served in his countrys Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (1989-1992) and the High Commission in Ottawa, Canada (1983-1989).  Between 1977 and 1980, Mr. Mahiga held positions in the Office of the President and taught international affairs and regional cooperation at the University of Dar-es-Salaam from 1975 to 1977.

       Mr. Mahiga was educated at the University of East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam, and the University of Toronto.


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February 28, 2006
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UWM Union Ballroom
2200 E Kenwood
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
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