H.E. Caleb Otto

Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations

Chair of the Pacific Island Forum

The new Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations, Caleb Tyndale Okauchi Otto, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Mr. Otto was the Interim Executive Director of the Palau Conservation Society since February, prior to which he was a private consultant in health and social services. Among other positions held, Mr. Otto served as a Senator of the Seventh Olbiil Era Kelulau and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Education between 2005 and 2008.  He held a number of positions within Palau’s Bureau of Public Health, including Director from 1998 to 2003 and Chief of Preventive Services between 1994 and 1998.

Mr. Otto was Chief of Medical Staff at Belau National Hospital in 1994.  Between 1980 and 1984, he was Director of Health Services for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, having previously been Chief of Health Planning, from 1978 to 1980.

The holder of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Fiji School of Medicine at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, he also earned a Master of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.