Annan names two women to senior-level UN jobs

4 March 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of two women to posts at the level of Assistant Secretary-General: Elisabeth Lindenmayer of France and Angela Kane of Germany.

Ms. Lindenmayer has been appointed Deputy Chef de Cabinet in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, while Ms. Kane has been named Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

Ms. Lindenmayer, who has worked for the UN since 1977, has been serving as Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General since 1997. She has also served in several senior positions within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), and before then worked in the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Finance as well as in the Office of Human Resources Management.

Ms. Kane has been based in Asmara since January 2003, serving as Mr. Annan's Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE). Before that she was Director of the Americas and Europe Division in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). She has also held various positions in the Department of Public Information, among other assignments.


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