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SG/A/1619
17 December 2015

Secretary-General Appoints Under-Secretary-General Catherine Pollard of Guyana Coordinator for Multilingualism

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Catherine Pollard of Guyana, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, as the new Coordinator for Multilingualism, in implementation of General Assembly resolution 69/250.  In this role, Ms. Pollard is responsible for coordinating the overall implementation of multilingualism Secretariat-wide.  This appointment is made pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 54/64 of 1999 and 61/266 of 2007 on the appointment of a senior official as coordinator of questions relating to multilingualism.

Previously, this function was performed by Tegegnework Gettu, former Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in this area.

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