Mongi Hamdi (Arabic: منجي حامدي; born 23 April 1959)[1] is a United Nations official who was appointed interim foreign minister of Tunisia by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa.[2] He served from 29 January 2014 until his appointment as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on 12 December 2014;[3] he resigned from this position after just a year amid difficulties implementing a peace deal and improving security in the north of the country.[4]

Mongi Hamdi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
29 January 2014 – 5 February 2015
PresidentMoncef Marzouki
Prime MinisterMehdi Jomaa
Preceded byOthman Jerandi
Succeeded byTaïeb Baccouche
Personal details
Born (1959-04-23) April 23, 1959 (age 62)
Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Political partyIndependent

Hamdi has worked for over 25 years with the United Nations and has had high level positions with UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and with DESA, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Hamdi studied at the University of Southern California, and the National Engineering School of Tunis and holds a doctorate degree from the former, and an engineering degree from the latter. He further earned a certificate in macro-engineering policy and management from Harvard University.[3]


  1. ^ "Who's Who: Mongi Hamdi". 25 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Tunisia prime minister names new cabinet". Al Jazeera. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Secretary-General Appoints Mongi Hamdi of Tunisia as Special Representative for Mali". United Nations.
  4. ^ Emma Farge (December 17, 2015), Top U.N. official in Mali says to leave his post Reuters.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by UN Secretary-General's Special Representative
and Head of MINUSMA