United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has appointed Joanne Adamson of the United Kingdom as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Ms. Adamson most recently served as Deputy Head of the European Union delegation to the United Nations. She succeeds Koen Davidse of the Netherlands.
Nicholas Haysom of South Africa has been appointed as the Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). He most recently served as the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Mr. Haysom succeeds Michael Keating of the United Kingdom.
Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre of Sweden has been appointed as the Force Commander of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. He most recently served as Chief of the Swedish Defence Staff and Head of Special Forces. Lieutenant General Gyllensporre succeeds Major General Jean-Paul Deconinck of Belgium.
Stephanie T. Williams of the United States has been appointed as the Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Missions in Iraq.
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Current Issue: December 2019 - March 2020
Theme: Silencing the guns
Realising a conflict-free Africa is the dream of every African. In this edition, we highlight the current hotspots; the root causes of conflicts; the various efforts in search of peaceful co-existence and development and the African Union’s quest for silencing the guns by 2020.Download PDF version: A_R33_3_EN.pdf