Embassy of Guyana
SHIS Q1 05 Conjunto 19, Casa 24
Lago Sul-CEP 71615 – 190
Phone: 55-61-3248-0874; 55-61-3248-0875; 55-61-3364-5319
George Wilfred Talbot currently holds the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Federative Republic of Brasil after serving as the Permanent Representative of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, a post he has held since January 2012. Mr Talbot is also Guyana’s non-resident Ambassador to the State of Israel and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia.
Mr. Talbot has extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy. He has represented his country at the UN and in other international fora on economic, social, political and related issues. He headed the delegation in New York during Guyana’s chairmanship of the Rio Group in 2006 and of the Union of South American Nations in 2011.
Mr Talbot has held several posts on UN intergovernmental bodies, including Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN General Assembly at its sixty-seventh session (September 2012 – September 2013). Other posts include vice-President of the UNICEF Executive Board; Vice-President, High-Level Committee on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (now High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation); Vice-Chairman, United Nations Forum on Forests; Vice-Chairman, Commission on Sustainable Development; and vice-President of the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board. Most recently, he served as a co-facilitator of preparations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda in July 2015.
Mr Talbot began his public service in Guyana in 1991 with the Department of International Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Finance. He served from October 1991 to June 1992, as Associate Lecturer, Spanish (Part-time) at the University of Guyana. Mr Talbot joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993. Previously, he worked in the private sector from 1981 to 1986.
Mr Talbot holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; and a B.A. in Modern Languages (Spanish/French) from the University of Guyana. He is fluent in English (mother tongue) and Spanish; conversant in French and Portuguese.
Mr. Talbot is married to Grace Angela Talbot and they have one son, Joel Ephraim.