Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Roland Yao Kpotsra of Togo

At the Foreign Ministry, Kpotsra was Director of the Treaties and Legal Affairs Division from July 23, 1982 to January 5, 1988 as well as Director of Administration and Personnel from October 9, 1987 to August 1990.
Kpotsra was appointed as Permanent Representative to the UN for the first time in 1996, presenting his credentials on December 11, 1996; he remained Permanent Representative until December 2002.
Kpotsra was named Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on December 3, 2002, serving in that position until he was appointed as Minister of the Promotion of Democracy and the Rule of Law in the government named on July 29, 2003.
Kpotsra was awarded the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit in April 1984 and was made an Officer of the Order of Mono in March 1996.
Kpotsra was from March 1993, Secretary- General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo.
Kpotsra was Charge d'affaires at the Permanent Mission of Togo to the United Nations from April to August 1980, after serving as Counsellor from February 1979.
Kpotsra has represented his country at a number of international conferences, including sessions of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Commission on Human Rights and conferences of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries.
Kpotsra is a recipient of two Togolese awards: Officer of the Order of Mono (March 1996) and the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit (April 1984.
Kpotsra is married and has two children.
Kpotsra was Abdou Assouma, a member of the Constitutional Court of Togo.
Kpotsra said that at present, the efforts deployed had resulted in the effective functioning of the national institutions created by the Fourth Republic.