Patrick R. D. Hayford

Patrick R. D. Hayford, Director of the Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, United Nations
Thursday, February 17, 2011, Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 6 pm

Patrick Hayford served as Director for African Affairs in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 1999 to 2005. His thirty-three year diplomatic career in Ghana’s Foreign Service included tours of duty in New York, Egypt, the United Kingdom and South Africa. At the Foreign Ministry in Ghana he was Director of International Organizations and Conferences between 1986 and 1988 and again from 1992 through 1995. Since January 2006, Mr. Hayford serves as Director of the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) at UN Headquarters. The mission of OSAA is to enhance international support for Africa’s development and security, assist the Secretary-General in improving coherence and coordination of the UN system support to Africa, and facilitate inter-governmental deliberations on Africa at the global level.

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