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Name: Moses, Marlene
Current Position: UN Ambassador
There is no Nauruan embassy in the United States but there is a Permanent Mission of the Republic of Nauru to the United Nations, and its Representative is considered the ambassador to both the United Nations and the United States. Since June 2005 that has been Marlene Moses, who was born on Nauru in 1961. Moses was educated at the Canberra College of Advanced Education (currently the University of Canberra) and at Monash University, the largest in Australia. She joined the Nauru Foreign Service in 1983 as a Foreign Affairs Officer. She served as Consul in Tokyo, Japan, from 1988 to 1990, and then as Consul-General in Auckland, New Zealand, from 1991-1995. This was followed by an appointment as Assistant Director in the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996. Moses then became chairperson of the Lands Negotiation Committee, coordinator of the Economic Strategy Committee, and a member of the Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation – Land Use Planning Committee. From 1999 to 2000 she served as Permanent Secretary for Internal Affairs, and then from 2000 to 2003 as Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services. In November 2003 Moses was appointed Nauru’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. 
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