MR. DANIEL O. OKAITEYE
Ghana Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Mr. Daniel Okaija Okaiteye was born on 28th February, 1969 in Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
He attended University of Ghana from where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography with Political Science, graduating in June 1993 and also Masters in International Affairs in 2002 also at the University of Ghana. In the course of his diplomatic service, he has had the opportunity to attend some major conferences, training and seminars overseas, including the UNITAR-IPI Fellowship programme in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy in Oslo, Norway (June 2017), a Seminar in Peace, Security and Regional Cooperation in West Africa held in The Hague, Netherlands (May 2015), a training programme in European Integration organized in Madrid, Spain (September 2003), to mention but a few.
Mr. Daniel O. Okaiteye was employed in April 1999 into the Foreign Service of Ghana. He has worked in various Bureaux (Departments) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana, including the Human Resource and Administration, Protocol, Conferences and Multilaterals, Trade and Economic, Finance and Accounts, among others.
Regarding his duty tours abroad, Mr. Okaiteye had served in Ghana’s Diplomatic Mission in Berne, Switzerland, from 2004 to 2008, followed by Bamako, Mali, from 2010-2014 and since April 2017 he has been serving in Ghana’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York as the Deputy Permanent Representative, with special supervisory role over Conference Officers in the Mission and with particular responsibility to Security Council issues.
He is married with two children and he loves gardening and music.