UN chief appoints Bruno Lemarquis of France as BINUH deputy special representative

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Bruno Lemarquis of France as deputy special representative of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).

Lemarquis will also serve as the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, according to a press note issued by the UN chief's office.

"The secretary-general expresses his gratitude to his former deputy special representative, Mamadou Diallo of Guinea, for his dedicated service with the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) until its closure on Oct. 15, as well as his deputy special representative, Fernando Hiraldo of Spain, who provided excellent leadership since the establishment of BINUH on Oct. 16.

Lemarquis joined the United Nations in 1992 and brings to this position "extensive managerial and leadership experience in development, humanitarian affairs and peacebuilding," according to the press note.

Most recently, Lemarquis served as deputy assistant administrator and deputy director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Crisis Bureau/Global Policy Network, following his role as deputy director of the UNDP Crisis Response Unit from 2014 to 2018. He previously served in various capacities in UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) from 2009 to 2014, and in UNDP's Regional Bureau for the Arab States from 2002 to 2006.

"Lemarquis has ample experience in field assignments, including in Haiti, Somalia, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Cambodia and Ethiopia," said the press note.

Lemarquis holds an engineering degree in tropical agriculture from the Centre National d'Etudes des Regions Chaudes, Montpellier, France. He is fluent in English and French and proficient in Haitian Creole. Enditem

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