On Monday, Michael Ten-Pow was accredited as the Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Guyana to the United Nations.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ten-Pow presented his letters of credence to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in a ceremony at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The release stated that Ten-Pow joined the United Nations in 1986 as a Translator from French and Spanish. He also served as Reviser, Training Officer, Chief of the English Translation Service and Acting Director of the Documentation Division of the United Nations. During the period from 2013-2015, he joined the World Bank in Washington DC as Senior Programme Manager for Conference Services, returning to the United Nations in 2015 as Acting Director of the Documentation Division and later as Special Adviser to the United Nations Coordinator for Multilingualism, the release stated.
According to the release, the new Permanent Representative holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French, Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Guyana, Postgraduate Diplomas in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Geneva and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in International Relations from the City University of New York.