Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed … well, well, well ~ “Special” UN Envoy to Yemen and before that …. Libya
coincidence? i think not …. #UnitedNations
25 April 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his Special Envoy for Yemen after Jamal Benomar of the United Kingdom stepped down from the role.
In a statement released today, Mr. Ban’s Spokesperson said that Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed will work closely with the members of the UN Security Council, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Governments in the region and other partners, as well as the UN Country Team for Yemen.
The statement added that the Secretary-General expresses his sincerest gratitude to Mr. Benomar for his tireless efforts aimed at assisting the Yemeni people in realising their aspirations for change through a peaceful transition.
now flash from the past 2011
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), where he will also serve as Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed succeeds Georg Charpentier of Finland, who was Deputy Special Representative since October 2011, and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and contribution to the coordination of the United Nations system in that country.