Ap­point­ments

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United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon has ap­pointed Raise­don Ze­nenga of Zim­babwe as his deputy spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the UN As­sis­tance Mission in So­ma­lia. Mr. Ze­nenga has over 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the UN, gov­ern­ment and diplo­matic ser­vice. He will suc­ceed Fatiha Ser­our of Al­ge­ria.

Ma­jor-Gen­eral Sal­ihu Zaway Uba of Nige­ria has been ap­pointed the force com­man­der for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Maj-Gen. Uba most re­cently served as the com­man­der of Train­ing and Doc­trine Com­mand of the Nige­rian Army and the com­man­dant of the Nige­rian Army Peace­keep­ing Cen­tre from 2013 to 2014. He will suc­ceed Maj-Gen. Leonard Ngondi of Kenya.

United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon has ap­pointed Ge­orge Okoth-Obbo of Uganda as as­sis­tant high com­mis­sioner for op­er­a­tions in the Of­fice of the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Mr. Okoth-Obbo has served as UNHCR direc­tor of the Re­gional Bureau for Africa since June 2009. He suc­ceeds Janet Lim of Sin­ga­pore.

David Gressly of the US has been ap­pointed the deputy spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the sec­re­tarygen­eral for op­er­a­tions and the rule of law in the UN Or­ga­ni­za­tion Sta­bi­liza­tion Mission in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo. Most re­cently, Mr. Gressly served as deputy spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the sec­re­tary-gen­eral and res­i­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive of UNDP in Mali. He suc­ceeds Ab­dal­lah Wafy of Niger.

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