Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro is Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzania and former Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2012).
Dr. Migiro also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from 2006-2007. Before then she was Minister for Community Development, Gender and Children for five years. As Foreign Minister, Dr. Migiro spearheaded Tanzania’s engagement in the pursuit for peace, security and development in the Great Lakes Region. She served as Chair of the Council of Ministers’ meetings of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region, a process that culminated in a Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region.
Prior to government service, Dr. Migiro pursued a career in academia at the University of Dar es Salaam where she also headed the Departments of Constitutional and Administrative Law from 1992 to 1994, and Civil and Criminal Law from 1994 to 1997.
Dr. Migiro served on Tanzania’s Law Reform Commission in 1997 and as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in 2000.