Special Representative of the Secretary-General

A Special Representative of the Secretary-General is a highly respected expert who has been appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to represent them in meetings with heads of state on critical human rights issues. The representatives can carry out country visits to investigate alleged violations of human rights and act as negotiators on behalf of the United Nations.

Current Special RepresentativesEdit

Special Representatives active as of June 2022 include:[1]

Deputy Special RepresentativesEdit

  • Adam Abdelmoula, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), appointed 28 August 2019
  • Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan, appointed 21 December 2020
  • Giovanie Biha, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), appointed 25 June 2020
  • Denise Brown, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic, appointed 21 March 2019
  • Guang Cong, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political) for South Sudan and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), appointed 24 March 2020
  • Lizbeth Anne Cullity, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Deputy Head for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), appointed 8 January 2020
  • Khassim Diagne, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Protection and Operations in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), appointed 26 January 2021
  • Barrie Lynne Freeman, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), appointed 22 December 2020
  • Anita Kiki Gbeho, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), appointed 30 December 2020
  • Daniela Kroslak, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), appointed 7 January 2022
  • Bruno Lemarquis, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, appointed 18 January 2022
  • Khardiata Lô N'Diaye, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, appointed 18 February 2021
  • Alain Noudéhou, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, appointed 28 April 2021
  • Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, appointed 6 December 2021
  • Markus Potzel, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political) for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), appointed 17 June 2022
  • Ingeborg Richardson, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti, appointed 12 May 2022
  • Raúl Rosende Rodriguez, Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, appointed 15 March 2022
  • Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, appointed 2 July 2020

Former Special RepresentativesEdit

Some of the former Special Representatives include:

Special AdvisersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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