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Roger Meece began his international service as in 1971 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone following graduation from Michigan State University in 1971. Following his volunteer service, he became a Peace Corps staff member serving in Washington DC, Niger, Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) , and as Country Director in Gabon. He subsequently joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 1979, serving a full career with extensive service in Africa including tours in Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Malawi, and Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Washington, DC assignments included assignments in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters, the Bureau of African Affairs, and a two year detail to the Office of the Vice President. He spent an academic year at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario, followed by assignment as Consul General in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Subsequent assignments included service as Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), and Kinshasa (Zaire/Democratic Republic of the Congo), as Chargé d’Affaires in Nigeria, and as a Diplomat in Residence at Florida International University.. He was appointed Ambassador the the Republic of Malawi from 2000-2003, and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2004-2007. Following retirement from the Foreign Service in 2009, he was appointed United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2010 - 2013. He is now resident in Seattle, Washington.

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