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Board of Governors : Chair for 2002-2003

Ms. Al-MullaMs. Nabeela Al–Mulla, Ambassador and Permanent Representative from Kuwait

Born in Kuwait City, Ms. Al–Mulla is a graduate of the American University in Beirut where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies in 1968, and her Master of Arts in International Relations in 1972, both with honours.

She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1968 and participated in regular and special sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations and represented Kuwait in various committees, conferences and panels. From 1977 until 1994 she served as a member of the Permanent Mission of Kuwait to the United Nations in New York where she held several posts, the last being Deputy Permanent Representative.

In 1991 and 1992, Ms. Al–Mulla participated in meetings on Kuwaiti POWs and detainees. In 1992 – 1993 she represented Kuwait in the mulitlateral talks on Arms Control and Regional Security in the Middle East.

She was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Zimbabwe, and to the Republics of South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana on non–residency basis in 1994. From 1996 to 1999 she was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa, and to the Republics of Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana on non-residency basis.

Ms. Al–Mulla took up her current assignment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria, and to the Republic of Hungary, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia on non-residency basis and Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations organizations in Vienna in January 2000.