Press Releases

    22 November 2001


    NEW YORK, 21 November (UN Headquarters) -- On 13 November, the Secretary-General announced the appointment of James LeMoyne as Acting Special Adviser on Colombia. Mr. LeMoyne has been serving as Deputy Special Adviser to Jan Egeland, who, it was recently announced, would leave the United Nations early next year to become Secretary-General of the Norwegian Red Cross. Mr. LeMoyne will assume this position in January 2002, upon Mr. Egeland’s departure.

    Mr. LeMoyne has worked in peace processes, complex crises and peace-building for 20 years. He has been involved with the processes in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Guatemala and Colombia.

    Before joining the United Nations, Mr. LeMoyne was a senior foreign correspondent and foreign policy analyst specializing in conflicts and peace processes in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Mr. LeMoyne, a United States citizen, was born in Germany and raised in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has degrees from Harvard University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

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