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January 14, 2014 
Jane Holl Lute
With the appointment of Jane Holl Lute, an American, as his special adviser for relocating the residents of Camp Hurriya, located outside Baghdad in Iraq, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is showing a willingness to take major steps toward resolving a situation that has become an increasingly sore point for the Iraqi, Iranian and …
October 23, 2013 
Sigrid Kaag with Ban Ki-moon at the UN press briefing
Sigrid Kaag, a Dutch national, has been named special coordinator for the joint mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations, which began its work Oct. 16 to manage the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpiles and production operations, operating under a mandate from a Security Council resolution …
May 21, 2013 
Bert Koenders in Bouake, Ivory Coast
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Albert Gerard Koenders as the first special envoy to Mali under a new peacekeeping mission created by the Security Council in late April. Additionally, the next executive director of the Security Council’s Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate is most likely to be announced soon, with the front-runner being Jean-Paul …
April 4, 2013 
Anne-Marie Slaughter
The New America Foundation has appointed Anne-Marie Slaughter as the organization’s next president as of Sept. 1, 2013. The foundation calls itself a nonpartisan public policy think tank, though its reputation is more progressive than any other. Its annual budget is more than $20 million and it concentrates on a range of subjects, including …
March 13, 2013 
Mary Robinson of The Elders
Mary Robinson, a former president of Ireland, United Nations high commissioner for human rights and philanthropist, is said to be the main candidate for the new United Nations special envoy post for the Great Lakes region in central Africa. The area generally covers Burundi, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and some …

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