Ban appoints Rwandan Mbaranga UN Deputy Special Representative for Mali

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imageNew York – The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has appointed Rwandan Mbaranga Gasarabwe Deputy Special Representative for Mali.

As Deputy Special Representative of the integrated multi-dimensional UN Mission for Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA), Ms. Gasarabwe will be also Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations, said the spokesman of the UN, Stéphane Dujarric .

The UN diplomat occupy, moreover, the post of Resident Representative of UN Development Programme (UNDP), said Dujarric in a press briefing.

Ms. Gasarabwe succeeds the American, David Gressly, who has held this position since July 2013.

The diplomat, who has to his credit more than two decades of experience within the UN, with a focus on Africa, had served between 2001 and 2011 UNDP Resident Representative in Benin, Djibouti, Guinea and Mali.

Between 2011 and 2013, she was appointed Deputy Secretary General at the Department of Safety and Security of the UN, informed a UN statement.

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