Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Political Affairs Chief at U.N.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jeffrey D. Feltman of the United States as the top U.N. official dealing with political issues, as part of an ongoing series of changes to his senior management team initiated at the start of his second term in January.  Mr. Feltman will replace B. Lynn Pascoe, also a U.S. national, as the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, overseeing a department that plays a central role in U.N.efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict around the world. The new appointee recently served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs for the U.S. Government. 

(Adapted from a UN Press Release)

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