Press Releases

    16 January 2004

    Secretary-General Names Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser

    NEW YORK, 15 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General met on Tuesday afternoon with his former Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, who has just completed an arduous assignment and needs some rest.

    The Secretary-General discussed with Mr. Brahimi a new assignment as Special Adviser with the rank of Under-Secretary-General, which Mr. Brahimi accepted.  The scope of his responsibilities is still to be worked out.  Meanwhile, we can anticipate that, as a member of the Secretary-General’s senior staff, Mr. Brahimi will advise the Secretary-General on a wide range of issues, including situations in the areas of conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

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