UN Chief Appoints New Under Secretary General

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Jan Beagle of New Zealand as the new Under-Secretary-General for Management.

Ms. Beagle is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and has over 35 years of experience in political, development and inter-agency work of the Organization.

She is an International Gender Champion and co-Chair of the Champions Working Group on Change Management.

Ms. Beagle was formerly the Deputy Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva (2008-2009) and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management (2005-2007). She joined the Organization in 1979.

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