Two senior UN appointments outlined by Secretary-General Ban

Two senior UN appointments outlined by Secretary-General Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the details of two new appointments in senior positions in the world body in areas ranging from internal management of the Organization to economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the details of two new appointments in senior positions in the world body in areas ranging from internal management of the Organization to economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Angela Kane of Germany, currently serving as Assistant Secretary-General in the Department of Political Affairs, becomes the new Under-Secretary-General for Management, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.

The experienced UN official has also previously served as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management and in senior posts in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and the Department of Public Information (DPI). In addition, she has field experience with the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and has been posted to Jakarta and Bangkok.

Ms. Kane will replace Alicia Bárcena Ibarra of Mexico, who will move to become the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Ms. Bárcena Ibarra is herself succeeding José Luis Machinea of Argentina, who is retiring from the position of head of ECLAC, which is based in Santiago, the Chilean capital.

The Mexican national, who has worked often in the sustainable development field, served as deputy chief at ECLAC earlier in her career and was also Chef de Cabinet to the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan before taking up her current post.