Ambassador Leslie Kojo Christian was born on 15th January, 1951. He studied at the University of Ghana, Legon where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He also holds a graduate Diploma in International Affairs and is a United Nations Fellow in Disarmament Affairs, Geneva and New York. Ambassador Christian joined the Ghana Foreign Service in 1975 and has worked in several Bureaux and Departments of the Ministry at Headquarters and at a number of Ghana’s Mission’s abroad.

From 1975 to 1981, he was assigned to the Africa Division and International Organisations and Conferences Division as Desk Officer and from 1986 to 1990 to the Finance and Accounts Bureau and Protocol Division. Having attained the rank of Director, Ambassador Christian headed the Finance and Accounts Bureau (with oversight responsibility for the Accra International Conference Centre) from 1995 to 1997. In subsequent years he was Director for the Africa and OAU Bureau (2001-2002), Acting Chief Director (2003) and Supervising Director of the Political and Economic Department (2003-2006).

Ambassador Christian earned his first posting to Geneva in 1981 and has since served in Rome and had three consecutive postings to Ghana’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, i.e. 1997-2001, 2006-2007 and 2007-2011. He was appointed Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2006 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2011.

Whilst in New York, Ambassador Christian held several distinguished positions including President of the Security Council [October 2007]; Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Peace Building Commission; Vice-President of the UN General Assembly and Chairman of the 48th Session of the Commission on Social Development of the Economic and Social Council. He ably directed the promotion and protection of Ghana’s interests at the United Nations and ensured that Ghana’s position on peace and security, economic, legal and administrative matters were well articulated at multiple conferences and meetings of the UN General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and other organisations.
He is married with three [3] children.