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5 March 2012

Secretary-General Appoints Janos Tisovszky Director of United Nations Information Service in Vienna

VIENNA, 5 March (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Janos Tisovszky as the Director of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna.

Since November 2009, Mr. Tisovszky has served as Deputy Director of the United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels. He was Acting Director of the Information Centre in Islamabad in the summer of 2009, prior to which he worked in the Peace and Security Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York, where his primary duties focused on the Organization's counter-terrorism efforts.

From September 2007 to September 2008, Mr. Tisovszky served as Spokesman for the President of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly. Prior to joining the Department of Public Information at New York Headquarters in 2005, Mr. Tisovszky worked at the Vienna offices of the United Nations.

During his career with the United Nations, Mr. Tisovszky has lectured extensively for both the general public and academic audiences on issues relating to the United Nations. He has also written studies on reform of the world body and on peacekeeping matters.

Before joining the United Nations in 1990 through the National Competitive Recruitment Examination process, Mr. Tisovszky worked as a journalist in both the print and broadcast media in his native Hungary.

Mr. Tisovszky holds a doctorate in international relations and a diploma in economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, as well as a post-graduate diploma in journalism.

He is married and has one daughter.

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