Zwelethu Mnisi, the new Permanent Representative of Swaziland to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Mnisi served as the Permanent Representative of Swaziland to the United Nations in New York since 2010. In 2014 and 2015, he was also the Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly. He served as Counsellor at the Swaziland Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2010. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Counsellor at the High Commission of Swaziland in London, after serving there as a Counsellor and Acting Head of Mission from 2004 to 2005.
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Mnisi was Chargé d’Affaires at the Swaziland Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark, after serving as First Secretary of Administration there from 2000 to 2002. From 1997 to 2000, he was First Secretary of Administration of the High Commission of Swaziland in Ottawa, Canada. A career diplomat, he first joined Swaziland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, where he worked as an Africa Desk Officer, focusing on the Organization of African Unity, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Southern Africa Customs Union.
Mr. Mnisi received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Law from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1991. Born in Mbabane, Swaziland, on 9 July 1961, he is married with five children.