UN chief appoints Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as Deputy Special Envoy for Libya

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced on Friday the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative for Libya, where he will also serve as UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her outstanding contribution and dedicated service in supporting the implementation of the UN’s mandate, the UN said in a statement.

“Mr. El Hillo brings to the position a wealth of experience in the field and at Headquarters. Most recently, he has served as the Resident Coordinator in Liberia, and also served as the Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator for the peacekeeping mission in Liberia,” the statement added.

Source: International Islamic News Agency