New UN rep. for Afghanistan appointed
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan. Mr. Keating will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the UN said that Keating has extensive experience in planning and managing responses to complex humanitarian emergencies and post-conflict recovery programmes in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. He currently serves as Director of Development and Special Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan.
Keating succeeds Robert Watkins of Canada, who has been appointed as the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon.
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