Trinidad and Tobago diplomat appointed head of UN mission in Haiti

Honoré,   who will take up her functions in mid-July, succeeds Mariano Fernández   Amunátegui of Chile as the secretary-general’s special representative and   head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
 
  Ban thanked Fernández Amunátegui, who completed his assignment on 31 January   2013, for “his determination and leadership of MINUSTAH during a critical   period for Haiti with the transition to a new government and a challenging   security situation,” according to the announcement of the appointment.
 
  He also expressed his gratitude to deputy special representative Nigel Fisher   for providing excellent leadership in the interim for the mission, which was   set up in June 2004.
 
  Honoré brings with her extensive experience working in multilateral settings,   including as chief of staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary-General of the   Organization of American States (OAS) from 2000 to 2005. She had an   assignment as special assistant to the chief of the OAS Electoral Observation   Mission to Haiti from 1995 to 1996.
 
  She has been a diplomat since 1979, serving her government in many capacities   in, among others, Costa Rica, Brazil and the United States.

   

 

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