Foreign Service/Diplomacy Description of Work: Mr.
Fall was formerly Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs at
Headquarters. He also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Human
Rights and Director of the Centre for Human Rights in Geneva from 1992
to 1997, and Secretary-General of the United Nations World Conference
on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993.
1983 to 1984, Mr. Fall held the post of Minister for Higher Education
of Senegal; and from 1984 to 1990 he was Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In that capacity, he was Senegals Chief Representative at various
ministerial meetings of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the
Non-Aligned Movement and the United Nations General Assembly. In 1986,
Mr. Fall was Spokesman and Ministerial Coordinator for Africa during
the special session of the United Nations General Assembly devoted to
the critical economic situation in Africa.
joining the United Nations system, Mr. Fall was, from 1972, Professor
of International Public Law and Constitutional Law at the Faculty of
Legal and Economic Sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in
Dakar. From 1975 to 1981, he was Dean of the Faculty of the same
Fall was educated in Dakar and Paris. He earned an advanced degree in
Public Law in 1968, an advanced degree in Political Science in 1969,
the diploma of the Institute of Political Science of Paris in 1971, and
a Ph.D in International Public Law from the University of Paris in
1972. He received the diploma of the Academy of International Law of
The Hague in 1973, and the Aggregation in Public Law and Political
Science in Paris in 1974.
Fall has published a number of works on international public law,
constitutional law and political science. He took part in preparing
the preliminary draft of the African Charter on Human and Peoples
Rights of the OAU and is also a Founding Member and Honorary President
of the Senegalese Association for African Unity. Mr. Fall has also
served as a consultant and adviser for numerous other
inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Mr. Fall was born in 1942, in Tivaouane, Senegal. He is married and has five children.