Norwegian national named deputy of UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

17 November 2004

A senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been named as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

A senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been named as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

Immediately prior to this appointment, Sissel Ekaas of Norway served as the Director of the Gender and Population Division in FAO's Sustainable Development Department.

She is expected to take up her duties in Asmara, Eritrea, by the end of this month.

UNMEE has been in the region since July 2000 to liaise with Ethiopia and Eritrea and to establish a mechanism to verify the ceasefire put in place after the two countries fought a border war in the late 1990s.

 

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