Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Oumar Daou of Mali

Daou was the Director of Political Affairs in the Mali Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2008.
Daou was the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Observer for the implementation of the United Nations plan for Western Sahara in Laayoune, working with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO.
Daou was Head of the Africa-OAU Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mali.
Daou has represented his country at many international conferences, including at the United Nations.
Daou was honoured with the award of Friendship Citizen of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1987 and the Chevalier de lÂ’Ordre national du Mali in 2006.