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David Da Silva, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority

David Da Silva, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority


David Da Silva joined Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002. At Headquarters, he has worked in the bilateral relations divisions for Southeast Asia and for Eastern and Southern Africa, as well as in the division responsible for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policy. He has also served as director of the department’s Results and Delivery Unit. Abroad, Mr. Da Silva has completed assignments at Canadian missions in the Philippines, Lebanon (2 postings), Venezuela, and Kenya. Mr. Da Silva’s co-founded Canada’s foreign ministry employee pride network, and served as the ministry’s first 2SLGBTQI+ Champion. Mr. Da Silva is from the Greater Toronto Area, and has degrees from McGill University (Montreal) and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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