|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS JUN YAMAZAKI of JAPAN
AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL, CONTROLLER
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jun Yamazaki of Japan as Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Programme Planning, Budgets and Accounts, and Controller. Mr. Yamazaki will replace Warren Sach, who will assume the function of Assistant Secretary-General for Central Support Services.
Mr. Yamazaki has extensive experience in the United Nations budget processas a member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) from 2003 to 2007, and in broad management-related issues as Director of the International Peace Cooperation Division and Deputy Director-General for Global Issues in the International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan until August 2008. He is expected to effect budget preparation in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
As Director of the International Peace Cooperation Division, Mr. Yamazaki dealt with issues such as the dispatch of Japanese contingents to United Nations peacekeeping operations. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director in the United Nations Administration Division of the Multilateral Cooperation Department, in charge of administrative and budgetary affairs of the United Nations. His work in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also saw him serve as Counsellor in the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.
Born in 1956, in London, Mr. Yamazaki holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations, from the University of Tokyo.
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