Subject: LUSA: New Zealander Appointed to Replace Cady in UN Hierarchy

12 Jun 01 20:43 East Timor: New Zealander Appointed to Replace Cady in UN Hierarchy

Dennis McNamara of New Zealand has been appointed to replace Jean-Christian Cady as one of three assistants to the chief United Nations transition administrator in East Timor, Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN announced Tuesday in New York.

McNamara was previously a top official in the UN High Commission for Refugees, having worked for that organization for 25 years. He has also served as the UN's special coordinator for internal migrations. In East Timor his focus areas will be governance and public administration.

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Source: UN Secretary-General

Date: 12 Apr 2001

Dennis McNamara appointed Deputy Special Representative of Secretary-General for East Timor


The Secretary-General has decided to appoint Dennis McNamara as his Deputy Special Representative for East Timor. Mr. McNamara will take over from Jean-Christian Cady, who will be leaving at the end of June.

Mr. McNamara, a national of New Zealand, is currently United Nations Special Coordinator on Internal Displacement, and has worked for 25 years with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Mr. McNamara previously served as a Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Kosovo, heading the mission's Humanitarian Pillar, an area for which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had the lead responsibility.

In UNHCR he was Director of the Division of International Protection from 1994 to 1999. He has also served as Director of the Human Rights Component of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC); as the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Humanitarian Assistance for Kampuchea based in Bangkok; as UNHCR Regional Legal Adviser in Hong Kong; and as UNHCR Deputy Regional Representative in Malaysia.

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