Interim head named for UN anti-drug and crime fighting agency

7 January 2002

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named a replacement for Pino Arlacchi as head of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna and the UN anti-drug agency.

With effect from 1 January, Steinar B. Bjornsson was designated Officer-in-Charge of the UN Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) until a new Director-General/Executive Director is appointed.

Since March 2001 Mr. Bjornsson has served as Deputy Director-General of UNOV and has been Director of the Division of Administrative and Common Services since September 1999.


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