UN CHIEF APPOINTS GEORGE CONWAY OF CANADA AS DEPUTY SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SOMALIA

UN SECRETARY GENERAL ANTA�NIO GUTERRES ON SATURDAY ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE CONWAY OF CANADA AS ACTING DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA (UNSOM).

CONWAY, WHO SUCCEEDS PETER DE CLERCQ OF THE NETHERLANDS, WILL ALSO SERVE AS UN RESIDENT AND HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR.

CURRENTLY SERVING AS RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP) IN SOMALIA, CONWAY BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND HAS MANY YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM, INCLUDING AS STRATEGIC ADVISER IN THE UNDP REGIONAL BUREAU FOR AFRICA, COUNTRY DIRECTOR FOR UNDP SOUTH SUDAN AND DEPUTY HEAD OF OFFICE, AS WELL AS HEAD OF PROGRAMS FOR UNDP SOUTH SUDAN.

BORN IN 1970, CONWAY HOLDS TWO MASTER OF ARTS DEGREES FROM CARLETON UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, AS WELL AS A BACHELOR OF ARTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG, ALL IN CANADA.

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC NEWS AGENCY

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