Mr. Azouz Ennifar
Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General
Mr. Azouz Ennifar of Tunisia was appointed Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea in July 2005. He has held the position of Acting Special Representative since August 2006 and is based in Addis Ababa.
Mr. Ennifar had a distinguished career with the foreign service of Tunisia. From 2002 to 2005 he was Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo with accreditation to the Republic of Congo. He has served as Ambassador to Indonesia, Brazil and Italy and has worked in the Tunisian embassy in Paris as Chargé d'Affaires. In 1994 He was appointed Ambassador to the United States, with accreditation to Mexico and Venezuela. Mr. Ennifar has also represented the Tunisian Government at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ennifar worked with Tunisia’s Ministry of National Economy. He was the Managing Director of the Export Promotion Centre, a Government institution shaping Tunisia's foreign trade. He is a co-founder of the Association des Études Internationales, a non-profit organization focused on diplomatic studies.
Mr. Ennifar was born in Tunis on 30 April 1945. He studied in Tunis, Nice, and Paris and is married with three children.