14/12/2004
Press Release
SG/A/897


SECRETARY-GENERAL NAMES ROED-LARSEN TO NEW APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL ENVOY


The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Terje Roed-Larsen as his Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004).† Mr. Roed-Larsen is currently serving as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.


Mr. Roed-Larsenís new appointment will be effective on 3 January 2005 at the level of Under-Secretary-General.† He will assist the Secretary-General in the preparation of his semi-annual reports to the Security Council, which the Council requested in its presidential statement of 19 October 2004.† In carrying out this task, Mr. Roed-Larsen would consult with the Government of Lebanon and other interested Member States and the relevant United Nations agencies in gathering the information necessary for the preparation of the semi-annual reports.


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