New UN representative for the elections

  • 16-01-2021, 12:49
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    INA – Baghdad

    United Nations announced the appointment of a new electoral official representative to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.

    "Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, from Iceland has been appointed as his new deputy for his special representative for political affairs and electoral assistance in the United Nations mission,” said the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in an official statement.

    Guterres added that "Giladottir will succeed UK Alice Walpole, whose mission will be completed at the end of next February, and who has served in this mission since 2017"

    Giladottir worked as the director of the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the head of the organization’s mission to monitor the elections in Ukraine and the regional director of the UN Women in Europe and Central Asia, and UN representative in Turkey and Afghanistan.

    She was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland 2007 - 2009, and a member of her country's Parliament for 7 years.