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Jamal Benomar Appointed Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today confirmed the appointment of Jamal Benomar as his Special Adviser on Yemen, at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, to lead strengthened good offices for Yemen during the country’s transition.
Mr. Benomar, who has served as the Special Adviser on Yemen since April 2011, has been working with the United Nations since early 1994 in various capacities including with the United Nations Development Programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Department of Political Affairs. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq as the Secretary-General’s envoy to facilitate the National Dialogue Conference. He was a director in the Peacebuilding Support Office and the director of the Rule of Law Unit in the Office of the United Nations Secretary General.
Prior to his career with the United Nations, Mr. Benomar was a director in the Carter Center, where he worked closely with [former United States] President [Jimmy] Carter on human rights and mediation issues. In the course of his career, Mr. Benomar has advised on rule of law, governance, peacebuilding and conflict resolution issues in over 30 countries.
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