Ambassador Ilham Ibrahim Mohamed Ahmed
Mrs. Ilham I. M. Ahmed is an Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Khartoum, the
Republic of the Sudan.
She received her B.A. in English Literature, College of Arts, University
of Baghdad in 1985.
She also obtained Post Graduate Diploma from the College of Higher
Studies, University of Khartoum, and her Master Degree (Msc) in Translation and Interpreting,
University of Heriot Watt, Edinburgh, UK.
Ambassador Ilham was Deputy Director of the Dept. of Human Rights, Women and Children
Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum (2008), after which she was appointed her
country’s ambassador to Norway from 2008-2011.
From 2011-14 she headed the Dept of International Economic and Technical Cooperation at the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She also served in different diplomatic capacities in various Sudanese missions abroad. During
her tenure in the Permanent Mission of the Sudan to the United Nations in New York, she was in
charge of the human rights, humanitarian, social and cultural issues.
She represented her country in the UN Commission on the Status of Women from 1999-2004.
She was the representative of her country at all UN Conferences, Committees, Commissions and
meetings on human rights, social, cultural and humanitarian issues, including at the UN Major
Conferences, Summits, and Special Sessions (Women, Human Rights, Social Development, the
Ageing, HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Summit), during the period 1998-2004.
She actively participated as member of her country’s delegation in all sessions of the UN Human
Rights Council, and the previous UN Commission on Human Rights from 1998-2008.
She served as member of the national Advisory Council for Human Rights 2004-2008.
She represented her country in the first Non-Aligned Movement Conference (NAM) on Women in
She was also member of the Technical Committee of the Non-Aligned
Movement Institute for the Advancement of Women (NIEW), 2005.
She wrote several papers and presented lectures on challenges facing peace, and prospects of
peace in the Sudan, and was a participating speaker in Dialogue programmes on Conflict
Ambassador Ilham is currently the Ambassador of Sudan in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is married and
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