UNSG appoints Julien Harneis UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Julien Harneis of the United Kingdom as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, with the host Government’s approval.

The press release said that Harneis has 31 years of experience in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and management.

He served as the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo, then as Director of the Nigeria Humanitarian Coordination Office, UNICEF representatives in Yemen and Guinea and humanitarian positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo, Lebanon and Indonesia. Before joining the United Nations, Harneis worked in the private sector.

He holds a masters degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge, England, and a masters degree in business administration from the European Institute of Personnel Administration (INSEAD) in France.

Harneis will become a member of the UN in Pakistan by the end of January 2020.

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