Former Ambassador to the United Nations, Guyana
Noel Sinclair was a Guyanese diplomat and former Ambassador to the United Nations.
Early life and education
Noel Sinclair was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 December 1940. He was educated at Central High School and the University of the West Indies. He holds a B.A. degree in French from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, which he received in 1965, and a Diploma in International Relations from a branch of the same university in Trinidad and Tobago, which he received in 1967.
Sinclair served in various diplomatic positions for his Government from 1966 onwards. From 1978, he was Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations. Prior to that, beginning in 1977, he was Counsellor in the Guyanese Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela.
After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966 as an Administrative Assistant, he served in 1968 as a Third Secretary in the Guyana Embassy Caracas, Venezuela. He later moved to Washington D.C., as a Second Secretary in the Embassy of Guyana (1969-1972). In 1972, Sinclair served as personal assistant to the Secretary-General of the Preparatory Secretariat for the Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Countries.
Sinclair’s first tour of the duty station at the United Nations was between 1972 and 1975, when he was a First Secretary in his Government’s Mission. In 1975 and 1976, he served as First Secretary in the Guyana High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia.
Sinclair served as Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations from 1979 to 1987.
Sinclair was married to wife Mona and the father of three sons - Hasani, Masambi and Janari.
Sinclair died on 4 February 2017 in New Jersey, USA after a battle with cancer, aged 76.