• Martin Kobler

    From Brahimi to Ramos-Horta, a 15-Year Peacekeeping Quest

    by  • June 23, 2015 • WORLDVIEWS • 3 Comments

    SYDNEY, Australia — In August 2000, Lakhdar Brahimi, a prominent United Nations diplomat from Algeria, submitted his landmark review on UN peacekeeping to the secretary-general at the time, Kofi Annan. The previous year had been crucial for peacekeeping. The retrenchment of the mid-90s had subsided and a new era of peacekeeping activism had begun. Missions were...

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    Ban’s Latest High-Level Appointments

    by  • March 12, 2012 • GOINGS-ON • 5 Comments

    head of UN disarmament

    Three new UN under secretaries-general have been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his reshuffling of top posts for his second five-year term: Maged Abdelaziz, Egypt’s UN ambassador since 2005, as special adviser on Africa; Angela Kane of Germany as high representative for disarmament affairs; and Sven Alkalaj, a former foreign minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina,...

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    A German to Run New UN Mission in Iraq

    by  • October 19, 2011 • GOINGS-ON • 

    Martin Kobler, from Germany, arrived in Baghdad recently to take over as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (Unami). Much of his work is likely to center on stabilization and development – political as well as economic – as US troops withdraw from the country by...

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