Ambassador Joseph Albert Blaise Rabetafika (Madagascar) was Permanent Delegate to UNESCO in Paris before his appointment as the Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the United Nations. An academic by profession, he was Director of Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1960 he was a member of the Madagascar delegation in the independence negotiations with France. He was technical adviser in the Office of the President. Ambassador Rabetafika retired in September 1992.