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Appointment of Canadian Elizabeth Spehar Special Representative, Head of MINURSO

2 years ago at 24/Jun/2021 493

Diplomatic sources have revealed that the United Nations intends to appoint Canadian Elizabeth Spehar as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Ms. Spehar is currently serving as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus since 2016.

She has extensive political experience in several senior positions with the Department of Political Affairs since 2007.  She had served as Director of the Policy and Mediation Division, Director for the Americas and Europe Division and Director of the Europe Division, engaging extensively on key political issues facing the region.  She also served briefly as Interim Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNFICYP in 2008.

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