JAMES LEMOYNE APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVISER ON COLOMBIA

SG/A/823
1 November 2002

JAMES LEMOYNE APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVISER ON COLOMBIA

01/11/2002
Press Release
SG/A/823


JAMES LEMOYNE APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVISER ON COLOMBIA


The Secretary-General has appointed James LeMoyne as Special Adviser on Colombia.  Mr. LeMoyne had been serving as Acting Special Adviser since January 2002.  The appointment, at the Assistant Secretary-General level, is effective as of 1 November.


Mr. LeMoyne has worked in peace processes, complex crises and peace-building for 20 years.  He has been involved with the processes in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Guatemala and Colombia.


Before joining the United Nations, Mr. LeMoyne was a senior foreign correspondent and foreign policy analyst specializing in conflicts and peace processes in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  Mr. LeMoyne, a United States citizen, was born in Germany and raised in Europe, Latin America and the United States.  He has degrees from Harvard University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.


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