Deputy Permanent Representative
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Mr Jeffrey Salim Waheed
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed is currently serving as the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, having been appointed in September of 2013. Originally appointed to New York by former President Mohamed Nasheed in 2011, Mr. Waheed’s responsibilities now include overseeing the diplomatic, consular and administrative work of the Mission. Among the substantive areas he is currently focused on are Political, Humanitarian, and Legal Affairs. He has provided expertise on a variety of issues including disarmament, Middle East affairs, LDC graduation and transition, SIDS recognition, and gender parity. The Permanent Mission is also the Embassy to the United States and High Commission to Canada. As such, Mr. Waheed also serves as the Acting Deputy Ambassador to the United States and the Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, Chargé d'affaires a.i. Mr. Waheed is also a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives.Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Waheed worked in the local media in the Maldives, serving as the Editor for a newspaper as well as a News Anchor. He also founded and chaired a non-governmental organization dedicated to healthcare and education awareness programs for seven years and has served on the board of a Silicon Valley Search Engine Optimization Company in California. Mr. Waheed has also worked in a local Maldivian construction company as the Assistant Financial Manager and later as the Assistant General Manager, as well as in the Maldives country office of UNICEF on child protection and nutrition programs.Mr Waheed graduated from Stanford University.