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Senior Officials in the Field

 

Country Title Name (Country) Organizations Date of appointment
Afghanistan Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of UNAMA

Roza Otunbayeva
(Kyrgyz Republic)

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
(UNAMA)

2 September 2022

African Union Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union, UNOAU

Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Gabon)

United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)

22 February 2022

Central Africa Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA Abdou Abarry (Niger) United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) 28 July 2022
Central Asia Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of UNRCCA Kaha Imnadze (Georgia) UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 14 June 2023
Colombia Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu (Mexico) UN Verification Mission in Colombia 10 December 2018
Cyprus Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus   United Nations Good Offices Mission  
Geneva International Discussions UN Representative to the Geneva International Discussions

Ayşe Cihan Sultanoğlu (Turkey)

United Nations Representative to the Geneva International Discussions (UNRGID) 6 July 2018
The Great Lakes region Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Huang Xia (China) Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

17 January 2019 

Haiti Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti

María Isabel Salvador (Ecuador)

United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH)

 

Horn of Africa Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa

Hanna Serwaa Tetteh (Ghana)

 

22 February 2022

Hudaydah Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC)  Major General (retired) Michael Beary (Ireland) United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA)

23 December 2021

Iraq Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of UNAMI Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
 (Netherlands)
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) 31 August 2018 
Lebanon Special Coordinator of the Secretary-General for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka (Poland)  Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL) 1 April 2021
Libya Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Libya and Head of UNSMIL Abdoulaye Bathily (Senegal) United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)  
Middle East Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority Tor Wennesland (Norway) Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process 21 December 2020
Mozambique Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Mozambique Mirko Manzoni (Switzerland)   8 July 2019
Myanmar Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar    

 

Somalia Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of Mission, UNSOM Catriona Laing (United Kingdom) United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

 

Sudan Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan   United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission (UNITAMS)  
Syria Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Geir O. Pedersen
 (Norway)
 

31 October 2018

West Africa and the Sahel Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of UNOWAS Leonardo Santos Simão (Mozambique) United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)

 

Western Sahara Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura (Italy)   6 October 2021
Yemen Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen

Hans Grundberg
(Sweden)

Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen (OSESGY)

6 August 2021

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