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UN boss appoints new deputy head of S. Sudan mission

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August 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alain Noudéhou from Benin as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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Alain Noudéhou, the Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Getty)

Noudéhou will, in his new post, also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The new deputy head of South Sudan mission succeeds Eugene Owusu of Ghana, who completed his assignment in July 2017.

The Secretary-General, in a statement, said he was grateful for Owusu’s dedicated service with the United Nations in South Sudan.

Currently the Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office of UNDP in New York, Noudéhou reportedly brings to the position experience in international development and humanitarian affairs.

He previously served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the People’s Republic of China (2014-16) and UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Zimbabwe (2010-2014), the UN said.

The official, had in the past, also served as UNDP Country Director in Tanzania in 2007 and served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Rwanda in 2004.

However, prior to joining the United Nations, he reportedly worked in senior positions from 1996 to 2002 for then CHF International Inc., an international non-governmental entity, currently named Global Communities, Partners for Good.

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  • 29 August 2017 08:29, by Lenin Bull

    Monsieur Noudehou, vous etez le bienvenus ici au Soudan du Sud. Vous etes Africain fier et je vous conseille de ne vous vous meme laisser pas ouvrier le continent Africain pour neocolonialsime. Bonne Chance ici Mr.Noudehou.

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    • 29 August 2017 12:32, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

      UN Boss,

      Do not listen to this stupid Kirr’s agent called Lenin Bull. He and his Jieng Council of Elders run government in Juba want to kill the non Dinkas in South Sudan with punity. They do not want UN to save the lives of innocent children, women, elderly. They love sucking people’s blood.
      Infact UN needs to hold the government in South Sudan accountable for the mass killings, raping, etc.

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  • 29 August 2017 21:55, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    We need local resident to represent these position, we need peple with local knowledge and understanding of the local issues, does this mean that southerners are incapable of these positions or what? You i need your commences on this? Go a head

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