Biography of H.E. A. Halim Majeed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotenciary

Ambassador Halim Majeed is the former Chief Political Adviser to, and Special Envoy of, His Excellency President HD Hoyte of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Simultaneously, he was Head of the Political and Press Division in the Office of the President and the President’s Special Representative on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC). Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief Political Adviser to His Excellency President LFS Burnham of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and, at the same time, he performed the duties of Secretary General of the Guyana Committee of Solidarity and Peace (GCSP) and was one of the Representatives of that organization at the World Peace Council.

During his stewardship with the Government of Guyana, he accompanied the President of Guyana on several State and Official Visits to the United States, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and Suriname, among other countries. He himself has led Government Delegations to India, Nicaragua, the former Soviet Union, Suriname, and Cuba. Ambassador Majeed attended and participated in all the Heads of Government Meetings of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from 1984 to 1992 and was present at the historic CARICOM Meeting of Caribbean Leaders in 1989 in Grand Anse, Grenada, when the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) were brought into being. He was also a Member of the Presidential Delegation which attendedthe Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in The Bahamas and Malaysia and represented the Government of Guyana at several conferences, fora and bilateral meetings. More recently (February 2016), he participated in the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) Meeting convened in Maldives.

In New York, Ambassador Majeed served as a United Nations Development (UNDP) Project Consultant with specific responsibility for Caribbean Projects. At the UNDP, among other things, he undertook a Pilot Study on the Caribbean Diaspora and later presented a Paper on Engaging the Caribbean Diaspora in Homeland Development at a High-Level Meeting on the Caribbean Diaspora organized by the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.He was also a Member of the Panel of Directors of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Development (UN GAID). In New York also, Ambassador Majeed was the Deputy Director, International Programs, Dubois Bunche Center for Public Policy at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY), where, among other things, he coordinated, in collaboration with Harvard University, the UNDP and the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the first Conference of Caribbean Experts on the Diaspora.

Subsequently, he was appointed the Director for International Programs, at CACCI. Ambassador Majeed’s professional training and expertise reside in political science, diplomacy and international relations. He received his Political Science degree at the University of Guyana and went on to pursue post graduate studies at several other academic institutions. He is the author of several publications includingForbes Burnham: National Unity and National Reconciliation, 1984-1985; TheCaribbean Diaspora and Homeland Development; LFS Burnham and His Contribution to the Liberation of Southern Africa; and, Cuba-CARICOM Relations in a Changing Hemispheric Milieu, among others. Ambassador Majeed is the recipient of several awards, including the Roving Ambassador Award presented by the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Community Service Award presented by the City University of New York Student Association, the Man of Distinction Award presented by the New York State Assembly, and a Leadership Award for Excellence presented by the Universal Peace Federation. Ambassador Majeed is divorced and has two children, Darren Adrian and Aneedra Tamara – both of whom reside in the United States of America.