SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS IAN MARTIN AS HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS POLITICAL MISSION IN NEPAL

SG/A/1035-BIO/3837
8 February 2007

SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS IAN MARTIN AS HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS POLITICAL MISSION IN NEPAL

8 February 2007
Secretary-General
SG/A/1035
BIO/3837
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note


SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS IAN MARTIN AS HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE


AND HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS POLITICAL MISSION IN NEPAL


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has decided to appoint Ian Martin ( United Kingdom) as his Special Representative in Nepal and Head of the United Nations Political Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).


Mr. Martin has been serving as the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative in Nepal since August 2006 and Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal since May 2005.  He also undertook a troubleshooting assignment as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, where he had previously served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the East Timor Popular Consultation in 1999.  He has also served in peacekeeping or human rights missions in Haiti, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ethiopia/Eritrea.  He was Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 1986 to 1992.


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