Conflict management, development among key focus areas for deputy UN chief

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says key development issues such as tackling food security and fighting poverty, as well as the crisis in Syria, will feature high on his agenda at the United Nations.

New Deputy Secretary-General to focus on development, political issues

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today he intends to focus on development and political affairs as he sets out in his new role at the United Nations, an Organization to which he is no stranger, having served in various roles over the years.