11/06/2003
Press Release
SG/A/841
BIO/3498



Biographical Note


SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS JANE HOLL LUTE OF UNITED STATES AS ASSISTANT

SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS


The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Jane Holl Lute of the United States as Assistant Secretary-General for Mission Support in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, effective 1 August 2003.


After a distinguished first career in the United States Army, Ms. Lute served in several senior posts in major foundations engaged in international affairs, as well as on the staff of the United States National Security Council.


Immediately prior to her appointment with the United Nations, Ms. Lute was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund; the entities established to administer Ted Turner’s $1 billion contribution to support the goals of the United Nations.  In 2000, she served as Executive Director of the Association of the United States Army’s project on the role of American Military Power.


From 1994 to 1999, Ms. Lute headed up the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and was a senior public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, while from 1991 to 1994 she was director of European Affairs in the National Security Council staff at the White House.


Ms. Lute has a Ph.D in Political Science from Stanford University, and a J.D from Georgetown University.


Ms. Lute is married and has two daughters.


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