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SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS KARIN LANDGREN OF SWEDEN DEPUTY SPECIAL
REPRESENTATIVE, UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN NEPAL
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Karin Landgren of Sweden as his Deputy Special Representative for Nepal.
Ms. Landgren will bring to the United Nations Mission in Nepal many years of political, managerial and international law experience with the United Nations in a number of duty stations. Her service with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) included postings in India and the Philippines, and an emergency mission in the Great Lakes region of Africa. She was UNHCR's country representative to Eritrea, Singapore and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She was UNHCR's Chief of Standards and Legal Advice, and has published and lectured widely on humanitarian, refugee and child protection issues. In her current function, as UNICEF's Head of Child Protection, she has overseen a burgeoning field of knowledge and strategy for the protection of children from violence and exploitation. She was on the editorial board of the Secretary-General's 2006 Study on Violence against Children and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
Ms. Landgren earned a Bachelor of Science (Economics) in international relations and a Master of Laws in international law from the London School of Economics. Born on 13 October 1957, she has two children.
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