His Excellency Dr. Vince Henderson

Commonwealth of Dominica
Ambassador to the United States, Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS)

Dr. Vince Henderson has been the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations in New York since March 2010. He is the chairman of SIDS Dock, a sustainable energy initiative for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), since 2011. SIDS DOCK has a membership of 31 Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Dr. Henderson is also the chairman of the Government of Dominica Geothermal Energy Development and Negotiations Team.

Dr. Henderson was elected to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica for two consecutive terms in 2000 and 2005. During that time, he also served as Minister of Housing and Physical Planning; Agriculture and the Environment; Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs; and Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour.

Dr. Henderson holds a Doctor of Law and Policy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He also holds a LLM (master of laws) degree, an LLB (Hons) (Bachelor of Laws), a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Diploma of Education.