Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed
|Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed|
Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed on August 25, 2016
|United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen|
Assumed office |
25 April 2015
|Appointed by||Ban Ki-Moon|
|Preceded by||Jamal Benomar|
9 November 1960|
Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed (Arabic: إسماعيل ولد الشيخ أحمد; born c. 1960 in Nouakchott) is a Mauritanian diplomat and politician. He currently serves as a United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen since 25 April 2015.
Prior to that appointment of 11 December 2014, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed was the Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
He served as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Yemen from 2008 to 2012, and in Syria between 2008 and 2012. Working with the United Nations in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in the areas of development and humanitarian assistance, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed has also held several positions with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
He holds a master's degree in human resources development from the University of Manchester (England, United Kingdom), a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Montpellier (France) and an Advanced Certificate in Economics and Social Policy Analysis from Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (the Netherlands).
- Secretary-General appoints Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed as new special envoy for Yemen
- "Secretary-General Appoints Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania Special Representative for United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response". Press release. United Nations. 30 January 2014.
- "Secretary-General Appoints Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania Deputy Special Representative for Libya". Press release. United Nations. 30 January 2014.