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Secretary-General Appoints M’Baye Babacar Cissé of Senegal Deputy Special
Representative for United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed M’Baye Babacar Cissé of Senegal as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative.
He will replace Ndolamb Ngokwey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Ngokwey’s dedicated service during his tenure in Côte d’Ivoire and for his contribution to the improved coordination of the United Nations system in that country.
Mr. Cissé brings to his new position a wealth of experience in development and humanitarian assistance in Africa, including on regional initiatives and inter-agency processes. He has served with the United Nations since 1980, most recently as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, Regional Bureau for Africa at UNDP.
He has also served as Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator in Burkina Faso and as UNDP Country Director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has held a number of senior positions at the UNDP Headquarters in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Cissé has undertaken a number of assignments with UNDP, including in Rwanda, Benin, Madagascar and Senegal.
Mr. Cissé holds a master’s degree in finance and fiscal management and a diploma in management and applied economics from the University of Paris IX Dauphine, France.
Born in 1954, Mr. Cissé is married and has two children.
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