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Ping, Jean

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Personal name headingPing, Jean
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Associated countryGabon
Associated placeFrance
Birth date1942-11-24
Field of activityInternational relations Gabon--Politics and government
AffiliationUnited Nations. General Assembly
African Union. Commission
Gabon. Parlement. Assemblée nationale
Ping & Ping Consulting
Profession or occupationPoliticians Cabinet officers Diplomats
Found inMondialisation, paix, démocratie et développement en Afrique, c2002: t.p. (Jean Ping) p. 4 of cover (economist, government official in Gabon, official of international organizations)
Wikipedia, Nov. 3, 2016 (Jean Ping; born 24 November 1942; Gabonese diplomat and politician; was Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union 2008-2012; Foreign Minister of Gabon 1999-2008; president of the United Nations General Assembly 2004-2005; Chinese father, Gabonese mother; doctorate in economics, University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne); began work at UNESCO in 1972, Sector for External Relations and Cooperation; advisor to the Gabonese embassy in France, 1978; became Gabon's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, until 1984; director of the Civil Cabinet of the President of Gabon, Omar Bongo, 1984-1990; held various ministry positions in the 1990s; elected to the National Assembly from Omboué in parliamentary elections of 1996, 2001, and 2006; left his AU post after failing reelection in 2012; started consulting firm, Ping & Ping Consulting with his sons; resigned from ruling Gabonese Democratic Party Feb. 2014; opposition candidate in 2016 presidential election)
Associated languagefre