Aminata Touré is a Senegalese politician and Human Rights activist. She held several governmental positions including Prime minister (2013-2014), Minister of Justice (2012-2013), President’ Special Envoy for Internal and External Affairs (2015-2019), President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (2019-2020). Dr Touré worked for 24 years in the United Nations Organization where she held technical expert positions in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Sénégal. She also headed the Gender and Human Rights Direction at the United Nations Population Fund Headquarters in New York.
At the early stage of her career, Dr Touré worked in the private sector and with the Senegalese branch of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. From 2014 to 2020, Dr Touré led and co-led Presidential election observation missions on behalf of the African Union and The Carter Center in Mauritius, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Libéria and Guyana.
Aminata Touré holds a Master in Economics and a MBA from the University of Aix-Marseille in France and a PhD from the International School of Management in Paris. Dr Touré directed more than 30 United Nations publications and authored in 2021 a book highlighting African’s contribution to International Penal Law through the Extraordinary Judiciary Chambers that trialed Hissein Habré, former President of Chad. Beside her native language, Wolof, Aminata Touré is fluent in French and English.