24 May 2013
Rhoda M. Jackson, the new Permanent Representative of the Bahamas to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Jackson had been serving as Consul-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Miami since 2011. Before that, she was Minister Counsellor at the Bahamas Embassy to the United States and Alternative Representative at the Bahamas Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States from the end of 2007 to 2011. She was Charge d’Affaires at the Bahamas Embassy in Washington DC from February to November 2007.
A career diplomat, Ms. Jackson served as Counsellor at the Bahamas Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2002 to 2004, and as First Secretary from 2000 to 2001. She served as First Secretary at the Bahamas Embassy in Washington from 1997 to 2000, and concurrently as Alternative Representative at the Bahamas Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States. She was also Second Secretary at the Bahamas High Commission, London from 1993 to 1997.
Ms. Jackson joined the Foreign Service in 1993, after working as a teacher from 1984 to 1988. She has represented the Bahamas in numerous meetings of the Commonwealth, United Nations and other international fora.
Ms. Jackson was born on 5 March, 1960 in Nassau, the Bahamas. She has a B.A. in French from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada (1982). She is single.
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