Ambassador Adonia Ayebare has presented credentials to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Ayebare, who has been Senior Adviser Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission at UN, is now Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uganda at the United Nations in New York.
At the brief ceremony, Guterres underscored the important role played by Uganda in the region. The two discussed a number of issues particularly the current refugee crisis in Uganda and the country’s leadership role in key regional conflict areas like South Sudan and Burundi.
The Secretary General confirmed his participation in the June 2017 Refugees Solidarity Conference in Uganda.
Who is Ayebare?
Ayebare, a career journalist and diplomat has hitherto been Senior Adviser Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission at The United Nations New York.
He also previously served as the Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Uganda to the United Nations a position he held twice from 2005-2008 and 2010-2012.
He served as Head of Mission in Rwanda and Burundi from 2002-2005 and subsequently became principal adviser and special envoy of Uganda to the Burundi peace process.
During Uganda’s chairmanship of the Burundi peace initiative, he worked closely with South African and Tanzanian mediators, as well as with Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his predecessors.
Ambassador Ayebare is a holder of two Masters Degree and two Doctorates from US universities.
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) January 27, 2017
List of Uganda’s ambassadors as announced by President’s Office in February
1. Brig. Ronnie Balya Juba
2. Kibedi Zake Wanume Copenhagen
3. James Kinobe Khartoum
4. Prof. Sam Turyamuhika Mogadishu
5. Mubiru Stephen Ankara
6. James Mbahimba Kinshasa
7. Onyanga Aparr Christopher Geneva
8. Nelson Ocegere Abuja
9. Dr. Kiyonga Chrispus Beijing
10. Hyuha Samali Dorothy Kuala Lumpur
11. Woneka Oliver Kigali
12. Sam Male Cairo
13. Olwa Johnson Agara Moscow
14. Nimisha Jayant Madhvani Abu Dhabi
15. Nduhuura Richard Paris
16. Nsambu Alintuma Algiers
17. Betty Akech Okullu Tokyo
18. Katende Mull Sebujja Washington
19. Maj. Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza Bujumbura
20. Moto Julius Peter London
21. Blaak Mirjam Brussels
22. Solomon Rutega Guangzhou
23. Grace Akello New Delhi
24. Phoebe Otaala Nairobi
25. Tibaleka Marcel Berlin
26. Napeyok Elizabeth Paula Rome
27. Dr. Kisuule Ahmed Riyadh
28. Rebecca Otengo Addis Ababa
29. Ruth Aceng Ottawa
30. Prof. Joyce Kikafunda Canberra
31. Nekesa Barbara Oundo South Africa
32. Dr. Ssemuddu Yahaya Tehran
33. Ayebare Adonia New York
34. Richard Kabonero T. Dar es Salaam
35. His Highness Gabula William Ambassador – Special
Duties – Office of the President
1. Ocula Michael
2. Mohammed Kezaala