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Secretary-General Appoints Jean Arnault of France Delegate to Sub-Commission on End of Conflict Issues within Colombian Peace Process
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jean Arnault of France as his Delegate to the Sub-Commission on End of Conflict Issues within the Colombian Peace Process. The appointment follows a 12 July request by the parties to the peace talks in Havana, the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Most recently, Mr. Arnault was appointed by the Secretary-General as a member of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. He previously served as United Nations Special Adviser to the Group of Friends of Democratic Pakistan; Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG); Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in Burundi (UNOB). He was a moderator in the Guatemala peace process before being appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA).
He is a graduate in Philosophy from the University of Sorbonne-Paris I. He was a professor at Sciences Po, in Paris, focusing on peace settlements and mediation, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Centre on International Cooperation at New York University.
Born in 1951, Mr. Arnault is married and has two children.
[Source: UN Secretary General, SG/A/1586*-BIO/4748, New York, 13Aug15]
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