Paul JF Lusaka

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Paul John Firmino Lusaka (born January 10, 1935 in Moomba Village, Lusaka , † November 11, 1996 ) was a Zambian diplomat and from 1984 to 1985 President of the General Assembly of the United Nations .


Lusaka graduated from Rows University College in Lesotho with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and geography . He was then from 1960 to 1961 a student at the University of Minnesota as part of an exchange program of the Ford Foundation . In 1963 he also earned a Masters in Political Geography from McGill University in Montreal .


After Zambia gained independence in 1964, Lusaka became a diplomat after training at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN and at the Canadian Foreign Ministry. From 1964 to 1965 he was first second secretary and acting first secretary in the High Commission in Great Britain . He then spent three years as Deputy High Commissioner in London . From 1968 to 1972 Lusaka was ambassador to the Soviet Union as well as ambassador to Yugoslavia and Romania .

Then he was the first permanent representative of Zambia to the United Nations until 1973. He has also served as High Commissioner in Canada, Jamaica , Guyana , Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and Ambassador to Cuba . He was unable to take up the post of High Commissioner in Ethiopia for health reasons. From 1989 to 1991 Lusaka was then ambassador to the USA .


Between 1973 and 1978 Lusaka was a member of the National Assembly of Zambia . In the Mainza Chona cabinet from August 1973 to May 1975 he was Minister for Agricultural Development. Prime Minister Elijah Mudenda then appointed him Minister for Energy, Transport and Communications. From July 1977 to June 1978 he was finally Minister of Health in the second government of Chona.

Promotion to President of the UN General Assembly

From 1979 to 1987 he was again permanent representative to the UN and was during this time on September 18, 1984 as successor to Jorge E. Illueca President of the 39th UN General Assembly . On September 18, 1985, he was replaced in this office by Jaime de Piniés . During his work as Permanent Representative, he also held a number of other offices in UN bodies.

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Individual evidence

predecessor Office successor
Zambian ambassador in Bonn
Peter Lesa Kasanda
May 1966-July 1968: Hosea Josias Soko
Хосеа Джосиасом Соко
Zambian Ambassador to Moscow
July 1968 to 1972
Denny Sibajene
Nalumino Mundia Zambian Ambassador to Washington, DC
September 21, 1989 October 24, 1989 to 1991
Dunstan Weston Kamana
  1. The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's who, Burke's Peerage Limited, 01.01.1984 - 1458 p . 362
  2. Hosea Josias Soko [1] Искендерову Чрезвычайным и Полномочным Послом Республики Замбия