Venezuela to Chair Somalia-Eritrea Sanction Committee

When winds of change blowing. Ambassador Samuel Moncada of Venezuela is the new Chair person of the Somalia-Eritrea sanction Committee.

By Sam B,

H.E. Mr. Samuel Moncada the Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations is elected to Chair the United Nations Security Council’s Sanction Committee for Somalia and Eritrea.

Mr Mocada replaces South Korea’s Permanent Representative, Oh Joon, whose mandate ended on 31 December 2014. Mr Mocada’s mandate is for the period ending 31 December 2015. Concurrently Chad and Jordan were appointed as the two Vice-Chairs.

Mr. Samuel Moncada between 2007 and 2013 held the positions of Ambassador of Venezuela to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Previously he was a Minister of Higher Education in Venezuela. Prior to these appointments professor Moncada was Director of the School of History, Head of the Department of History Theory and Practice and Head of the Faculty History of America of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Interestingly the Committee’s annual report detailing its activities for the year, which was to have been released in 22 December 2014, is still quarantined.