New York

24 May 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the departure of the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Policy, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang

The Secretary-General thanks Ms. Kyung-wha Kang for her many years of service to the United Nations system.

Ms. Kang is widely recognized for her advocacy of human rights, humanitarian principles, gender equality and women's empowerment, driven by a strong conviction of the need to stand up for and act on behalf of the people we serve.  

Throughout her work for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and in the Secretary-General’s Transition Team and Executive Office, Ms. Kang has earned a reputation as a person of principle and a voice of the voiceless. 

Ms. Kang has driven the development of the Secretary-General’s gender parity and prevention strategies with passion and expertise, while acting as a role model and mentor to a new generation of women in the UN system. 

The Secretary-General wishes Ms. Kang every success as she rises to meet a new challenge in the service of her country. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 24 May 2017