Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ghana @ United Nations
Mrs. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee has been the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ghana to the United Nations since July 2015. As a career Diplomat since 1989, she has held various positions in the Ghana Foreign Ministry and served also in different capacities in Ghana Missions in Moscow, Geneva, Tel Aviv, Washington and Pretoria.
During her time at the UN, she has performed special assignments, including; Chair of the Advisory Committee for the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law since July 2015; Chair of the United Nations Population Awards Committee from 2016 to 2018; Appointed by Presidents of the 70th & 71st Sessions of the General Assembly as Co- Adviser on enhancing the participation of Indigenous Peoples and Institutions in the relevant meetings of the United Nations Bodies from February 2016-Sep 2017; Served as the Chair of the African Group of Ambassadors in New York in December 2017; Vice-President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly from September 2017 to September 2018; Chair of the New York Group of Friends of the African Women Leaders Network since Feb. 2018; Appointed by President of the 73rd Session of General the High-level meeting Assembly as Co- facilitator on Financing for Development from November 2018 -September 2019; Appointed by the President of the Economic and Social Council as Co-Chair of the 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Forum; Appointed by President of the 74th Session of the General Assembly as Co-Chair of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly; and Co-Chair of the Group of Friends on Gender Parity at the United Nations since November 2018.
She holds a degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Ghana and Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies with specialization in Women and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, in The Hague. She also holds Diplomas in Public Administration and Multilateral Diplomacy from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Ghana and the Geneva Institute of International Studies in Geneva, respectively.