Hage Geingob

Hage Geingob

Hage Geingob
Prime Minister of Namibia

Hage Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia after the country became independent on 21 March 1990 and served from 1990 to 2002. In 1972, Hage Geingob was appointed to the United Nations Secretariat as Political Affairs Officer, a position he held until 1975 when he was appointed Director of the United Nations Institute for Namibia (UNIN). An important component of the Institute’s work was to carry out sectoral research to develop policy framework for the government of independent Namibia. From 2003 to 2004, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Global Coalition for Africa in Washington, D.C. He is a Namibian politician who has been re-appointed Prime Minister of Namibia in December 2012. Since 2007, he has been Vice-President of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Namibia's ruling party, and served as Minister of Trade and Industry from 2008 to 2012. He has travelled extensively covering all the continents and has attended, chaired, and presented papers at numerous UN and other international conferences. He also regularly attended the General Assembly sessions from 1965-85.

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