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Secretary-General Appoints Toby Lanzer of United Kingdom
As Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Toby Lanzer of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Secretary-General is grateful to Lise Grande of the United States for her dedicated service in Juba, including the past year as ad interim Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Representative in UNMISS.
Mr. Lanzer brings to the position varied experience in development, humanitarian affairs and peacekeeping since first joining UNDP in 1992. His most recent positions have included Chief of Staff of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Deputy Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and UNDP Resident Representative in the Central African Republic. He has also served as Chief of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP), based at the United Nations Office at Geneva, and as Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Russian Federation.
The holder of a post-graduate certificate in forced migration, a master’s degree in international affairs, with a specialization in economic and political development, and a bachelor’s degree in history, Mr. Lanzer was educated at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, as well as Columbia University and the University of New Hampshire in the United States.
Born in 1965, he is married and has three children.
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