United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Asha-Rose Migiro as Deputy Secretary General. Zambia’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Tens C. Kapoma told ZANIS
that Mr. Ki-Moon intends to delegate much of management and administrative work at
the secretariat to Dr. Migiro.
Dr. Migiro is also expected to handle issues of socio-economic affairs and
development under a clear line of authority to ensure the secretariat functioned in
a more effective and efficient manner.
Mr. Kapoma said Mr. Ki-Moon is confident that Dr. Migro would help champion the
socio-economic issues affecting Africa.
Dr. Migiro previously served as Minister of Community Development, Gender and
children and as senior lecturer at the University of Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania.
Dr. Migiro is the second female Deputy Secretary General for the UN after Canada’s
Louise Frechette who was appointed by former Secretary General Kofi Annan in 1998.
Ms. Frechette held the position until March 2006 when United Kingdom’s Mark Malloch
Brown was appointed to serve until December 2006.
Mr. Ki-Moon has also appointed Ms. Alicia Barcena Ibarra of Mexico to head the
United Nations Department of Management.