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SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
KIYO AKASAKA AS COORDINATOR FOR MULTILINGUALISM
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka as Coordinator for Multilingualism, in implementation of General Assembly resolutions 54/64 of 6 December 1999 and 61/266 of 16 May 2007, by which the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to appoint a senior Secretariat official as coordinator of questions relating to multilingualism throughout the Secretariat.
A national of Japan, Mr. Akasaka joined the United Nations in 2007, when he was appointed Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. His new functions are in addition to his current responsibilities as head of the Department of Public Information.
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