Ms. Asha-Rose Mtengeti Migiro currently serves as the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdom. She was appointed to this position by H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 15th February, 2016. Before this appointment, Ms. Migiro pursued a career in academia, political and government spheres.

Ms. Migiro obtained primary and secondary education in various schools in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions in Tanzania. She has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors – 1980) and Master of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam (1984), and a Doctorate in Laws from the University of Konstanz in Germany (1992).

Career Highlights:
Ms. Migiro is the immediate past Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. Appointed on 1st February, 2007, she was the third Deputy Secretary-General, and the first African woman to be appointed to that position since its establishment in 1997. She finished her tenure at the end of June 2012.

In-country Ms. Migiro served as Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs from January 2014 to November 2015. Before being appointed to the United Nations Ms. Migiro served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from 2006 to 2007 – the first woman in the United Republic of Tanzania to hold that position since its independence in 1961. Before that she was Minister for Community Development, Gender and Children for five years (2000 – 2005).

Prior to Government service, Ms. Migiro pursued a career in academia. She was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1982 to 2000, where she rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer. She headed the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law from 1992 to 1994, and the Department of Civil and Criminal Law from 1994 to 1997.

In her career development Ms. Migiro also served in the ruling Party as Secretary for Political Affairs and International Relations of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). She was appointed to serve in this position in November 2012.

Ms. Migiro is married with two children.