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.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General Wikipedia
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
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
Juan E. Méndez, Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide