30 April 2013

Somalia: Ban Ki-Moon Appoints a British Diplomat As New UN Envoy to Somalia

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has appointed Nicholas Kay, a British diplomat, as the new UN envoy to Somalia.

The appointment will take effect when the term of Ambassador Augustine Mahiga, a Tanzanian national, who served as the UN envoy to Somalia since 2010, ends in June.

Mr. Kay, born 1 June 1958, will take office at the end of June and lead the new United Nations post-transition mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Secretary General Ban commended the outgoing ambassador Mahiga for his role in concluding the transitional period and in the re-establishment of government system in Somalia.

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