Secretary-General appoints new deputy envoy for Kosovo

Secretary-General appoints new deputy envoy for Kosovo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Larry Rossin of the United States as his new deputy envoy for Kosovo, the Serbian province run by the United Nations since Western forces drove out Yugoslav forces amid inter-ethnic fighting in 1999.

Mr. Rossin, 55, assumed his new position as Principal Deputy Special Representative for the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) today, a spokesperson for the world body announced.

From 2004 to 2006, he served as Assistant Secretary-General and the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative with both the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and with UNMIK.

Before joining the UN, Mr. Rossin was a career officer with the US Foreign Service. Among other assignments, he served as Ambassador to Croatia, as Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia on the National Security Council, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.