The former Secretary-General of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture Jacques Diouf is no more. He died on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in France at 81 years after a long illness.
The Senegalese diplomat served as Secretary of State and Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal. He was Director of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture from 1994 to 2001.
Born in 1938 in Saint Louis in northern Senegal, married and father of 5 children, Jacques Diouf had studied in France. He will be an agronomist and doctoral student in Social Sciences. Jacques Diouf will have the merit of being appointed by the first President of the Republic of Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor as Secretary of State for Scientific Research. He was also a member of Parliament for Saint Louis from 1983 to 1984.
Senegal has lost one of its worthy sons. The world of diplomacy is in mourning. The funeral will be known in the coming hours.