Indian appointed UN Assistant Secretary for peacekeeping
United Nations: Atul Khare, a veteran
Indian diplomat has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General
for UN`s Peacekeeping Operations.
The new Assistant Secretary-General replaces Edmond
Mulet of Guatemala, who was appointed on April 1 as special
representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti for one
Khare, 51, served as Special Representative of the
Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of the United
Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste from December 2006
to December 2009.
Earlier, he had worked as Chief of Staff, and later
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, with
the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor.
During his tenure with the Indian foreign service,
Khare served in France, Mauritius, Senegal, Thailand and the
United Kingdom, as well as the Mission of India to the United
Nations in New York.
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