14 March 2008
Secretary-General
SG/A/1127
BIO/3972

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note


SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS RIMA SALAH of JORDAN DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE


for United Nations Mission in Central African Republic, Chad


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Rima Salah of Jordan as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT).


Ms. Salah has served the United Nations for 20 years in increasingly senior positions in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  She recently served as UNICEF Deputy Executive Director in New York.  Prior to this appointment, she worked as UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal, where, among other achievements, she was responsible for the establishment of the United Nations office in Abéché.  Earlier in her career, she served with UNICEF in Viet Nam, Burkina Faso, and Pakistan.


Ms. Salah was born in 1943 and holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the State University of New York.  She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.


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