Chilean begins as UN peacekeeping chief in Haiti

Mariano Fernandez Amunategui replaces Edmond Mulet, who left the job in late May.

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 10:02 AM IST

Port-au-Prince: A career Chilean diplomat has taken up his post as head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Mariano Fernandez Amunategui is the special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He replaces Edmond Mulet, a Guatemalan diplomat who left the job in late May.

Fernandez will oversee the UN mission that was sent to Haiti in 2004 to stabilise the poor Caribbean country after a violent rebellion toppled former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and sent him into exile.
The United Nations press office said on Monday that Fernandez arrived in Haiti on Sunday.

Bureau Report