4 June 2003



  New Representative of the UNODC Office in Peru Nominated

VIENNA, 4 June (UN Information Service) -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has nominated Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz of Uruguay as the new Representative of the UNODC Country Office in Peru, subject to the approval of the Government of Peru. The UNODC Office is responsible for supporting the Peruvian Government in the overall implementation of its national drug control strategy by means of sound policy guidance and effective technical assistance interventions.

Mr. Aldo Lale-Demoz began his United Nations career in 1985 with the International Maritime Organization as Coordinator in the Technical Cooperation Division. In 1992 he served with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as Chief of the Latin America Unit, and in 1994 he was subsequently transferred to the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).  Mr. Lale-Demoz has been serving as Senior Programme Manager for Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa since 1997.  From December 2002 through April 2003, he was Officer-in-Charge of UNODC's Operations Branch. Prior to joining the U.N. he was employed with the Caribbean Council and the American Consortium for International Public Administration, both consulting firms located in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lale-Demoz has a Master's degree in International Affairs. He is married and has two children.

Mr. Lale-Demoz is expected to take up his appointment next November upon the present incumbent's retirement.

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