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Jul 04

Iosefa Maiava

Personal Life:

Lavea Iosefa Maiava (born 1956 in Apia, Samoa) is the United Nations Head of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UN-ESCAP) Pacific Office.

 

Education:

Maiava graduated from the Australian National University with a Master of International Relations.

 

Professional Career:

Maiava served as Deputy Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, since 1999. He resigned to take up a new post as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the Government of Nauru under PRAN – the Pacific Regional Assistance to Nauru in 2007.

Maiava was then appointed by United Nations as the Head of UN-ESCAP in 2008. He has been promoting ‘Green Growth’ in the Asia/Pacific region since 2010

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