Jeanne Martin Cissé

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Jeanne Martin Cissé (6 April 1926 – 21 February 2017) was a Guinean teacher and nationalist politician. She served as ambassador to the United Nations and in 1972 was the first woman to serve as President of the United Nations Security Council. She served in the government of Guinea as Minister of Social Affairs from 1976 until the 1984 military coup.

Cissé was born in Kankan, Guinea.[1] She studied at the École Normale d'Institutrices de Rufisque in Dakar, Senegal, where she trained to become a teacher.[2]

Cissé died on 21 February 2017 in Conakry, Guinea, aged 90.[3]

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  1. Chiri, Ruwa (1972). "Madam Cisse: A sister at the UN" (PDF). Afrika Must Unite. Vol. 2 no. 14.
  2. Camara, Mohamed Saliou; O'Toole, Thomas; Baker, Janice E. (2013). Historical Dictionary of Guinea. Scarecrow Press. pp. 79–80.
  3. Government Communication Unit (21 February 2017). "ACTUALITÉS Décès de Jeanne Martin Cissé : Communiqué du Ministère de l'Action Sociale, de la Promotion Féminine et de l'Enfance". Le Rassembleur (in French). Retrieved 22 February 2017.