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Lazarous KAPAMBWE Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations; President, United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York

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 His Excellency Lazarous Kapambwe was elected sixty-seventh President of the Economic and Social Council in January 2011. Ambassador Kapambwe is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations in New York since 18 June 2007. Mr. Kapambwe served as co-facilitator of the Ad-Hoc Open Ended Working Group of the General assembly on the Implementation of the Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis in 2009-2010.
 Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Kapambwe served as the Ambassador of Zambia to several countries. Prior to bilateral and multilateral postings, Mr. Kapambwe held a variety of senior posts in his Government.
 During his career, Mr. Kapambwe represented Zambia in major multilateral and regional meetings of the United Nations, Organization of African Unity, African Union, Southern African Development Community (SADC), and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Great Lakes region and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).
 Mr. Kapambwe, obtained a bachelor s degree in political economy from the University of Zambia; holds a post-graduate diploma in international relations from Nairobi University, Kenya; and received a certificate in contemporary American politics from New York University in May 1988.