UN names Russian diplomat to lead European HQ

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UN names Russian diplomat to lead European HQ

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Russian diplomat Tatiana Valovaya has been named the next director-general of the UN office at Geneva, making the former journalist the first woman appointed to run the world body's European headquarters.

The appointment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres restores Russian leadership to a role held by Russian diplomats for nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union (1993-2011).

Danish national and long-serving UN veteran Michael Moller has had the job since 2013.

Click here to read the full article published by Business Standard on 31 May 2019.

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