UN Secretary-General appoints Angela Kane of Germany - High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

09 March 2012

In exciting news from the United Nations, the UN Secretary-General has selected Ms. Angela Kane of Germany as High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

Ms. Kane has over 35 years of experience at the United Nations, including relating to political and disarmament areas, recently as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in a peacekeeping mission. She also led the World Disarmament Campaign, an effort to bring Member States together to advance the disarmament agenda through meetings, round tables, publications and other outreach efforts.

Ms. Kane replaces Mr. Sergio Duarte who was the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs who held the post for four and a half years.

We are sure that IANSA women around the world will join us in extending our congratulations and a warm welcome to Ms. Kane, and we look forward to continuing our successful and effective engagement with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

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