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Special Representative of the Secretary General

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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 her/him in meetings with heads of state on critical human rights issues. The representatives can carry out country visits to investigate allegations of human rights violations or act as negotiators on behalf of the United Nations.

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Current Special Representatives

Some of the Special Representatives include:

  • Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict « https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/mandate/leila-zerrougui/ »
  • Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative on Violence against Children
  • Walter Kalin, Special Representative on the human rights of internally displaced persons
  • John Ruggie, Special Representative on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
  • Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
  • Staffan de Mistura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
  • David Nabarro, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Food Security and Nutrition, Coordinator of the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (HLTF)
  • Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
  • Iqbal Singh Singha, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Syrian Golan Heights
  • Former Special Representatives

    Some of the former special representatives Include:

  • Margot Wallström for Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • William L. Swing, for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Western Sahara
  • Julian Harston, for Minurso, Western Sahara.
  • Martti Ahtisaari, for Namibia
  • Jan Pronk, for Sudan
  • Sergio Viera de Mello, for East Timor, and Iraq.
  • Sukehiro Hasegawa, for East Timor
  • Jean Arnault, for Afghanistan
  • Bernard Kouchner, for Kosovo
  • Jacques Paul Klein, for Liberia
  • Victor Angelo, for United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad
  • Hina Jilani, for Human Rights Defenders
  • Yash Ghai, for human rights in Cambodia
  • Mohamed Sahnoun, at the service of the United_Nations_Operation_in_Somalia_I.
  • Ad Melkert, for Iraq
  • Natalio C. Ecarma III, for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
  • Special Advisors

  • Juan E. Méndez, Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide
  • References

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General Wikipedia


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