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Canada’s Conway appointed Acting Deputy Special Representative for UN Assistance Mission in Somalia

UN Secretary-General appoints George Conway of Canada as Acting Deputy Special Representative for the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia. (PHOTO/FILE)

NEW YORK, United States – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday, March 28 announced the appointment of George Conway of Canada as Acting Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.

Mr. Conway succeeds Peter de Clercq of Netherlands.  The Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and outstanding service in Somalia.

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, attends a press conference in German foreign office on November 04, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (FILE PHOTO)

Mr. Conway, who currently serves as the Resident Representative a.i. for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia, brings a wealth of experience and has many years of distinguished service within the United Nations system, including as Strategic Adviser in the UNDP  Regional Bureau for Africa, Country Director a.i. for UNDP South Sudan and Deputy Head of Office / Head of Programmes for UNDP Southern Sudan.

Born in 1970, Mr. Conway holds two Master of Arts degrees from Carleton University and the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg.

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