Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland
Negash Kebret Botora served as the Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organisations in Switzerland and Vienna, as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
Mr. Botora also served as the Chair of the Council of the International Organization for Migration, Regional Coordinator of Africa for the International Labour Office and member of the Consultative Group of the Human Rights Council.
Prior to this, Mr. Botora served as the Director General for International Organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and as Director General for the African Directorate General at the Ministry. He was also the Ambassador and Acting Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations in New York, and held Ambassador posts to Israel, Greece, Holy See and India. As a diplomat, he also worked for the Ethiopian Permanent Mission in Geneva, as well as at the Ethiopian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mr. Botora holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government Studies from the Addis Ababa University as well as a Master's degree in International Relations from Webster University in Geneva. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Stockholm.