|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General Appoints Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh Under-Secretary-General
for Department of Field Support
The Secretary-General has selected Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh as Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support. Ms. Haq is since 2009 the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). She has previously held the positions of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General as well as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan and before that as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan. Ms. Haq brings to the position extensive management and operational experience at the senior level, supporting complex mission deployments and transition activities, including crisis management. She was formerly Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Bureau of Crisis Prevention & Recovery, at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Headquarters in New York. Ms. Haq has overall 37 years of United Nations career service (19 in the field and 18 at headquarters) and is a seasoned and skilled negotiator as well as consensus-builder. Ms. Haq has two children.
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* This supersedes Press Release SG/A/1206-BIO/4148 of 2 December 2009.