The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has appointed Bience Gawanas of Namibia as his Special Adviser on Africa. She most recently served as Special Adviser to Namibia’s Minster of Poverty Eradication and Welfare. She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt.
Dereje Wordofa of Ethiopia has been appointed as Deputy Executive Director (Programmes) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He most recently served as International Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Region for SOS Children’s Village International. He succeeds Natalia Kanem of Panama.
Leila Zerrougui of Algeria has been appointed as Special Representative and Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). She most recently served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict. Ms. Zerrougui succeeds Maman Sidikou of Niger.
Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana has been appointed as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). She most recently served as Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Namibia. She succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea