Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Elmi Ahmed Duale of Somalia

Elmi Ahmed Duale is the Ambassador to the United Nations for Somalia.
Duale is the first Somali who was trained in medicine and practiced as medical doctor.
Duale has contributed numerous valuable international health policy forums and research papers.
Duale was born in Bulo-Burte (Hiran), Somalia in 1935.
Duale is described by colleges and friends as person who was not tarnished by the bloody civil war of Somalia.
Duale is appointed to an environment that he is knowledgeable to be very much comfortable with.
Duale received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome in 1960.
Duale said many countries had offered logistical support and Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the African Union had offered to send peacekeeping troops.
Duale said a programme was established to set up training camps and disarm them.
Somalia's UN Ambassador Elmi Ahmed Duale said the greatest challenges to the peace and stability in Somalia was not a lack of political will but a lack of security.