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A Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG) is a senior United Nations official appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to deal with a set of specific issues.

Examples include the SESGs on HIV/AIDS in Africa, on LRA-affected areas, on indigenous people, to a specific country etc. George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was chosen by the UN to serve as the Special Envoy to South Asia in December 2005. Others include Bill Clinton, [1] a former president of the United States, was named the Special Envoy to Haiti in 2009, and, in July 2012, Gordon Brown, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was named the special envoy on Global Education. [2] For much of 2012 Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, was Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria. There are many other people of different backgrounds who serve the Secretary-General.

Current Special Envoys

Special Envoys of the Secretary-General (SESGs) active as of June 2022 include:

Personal Envoys

Personal Envoys of the Secretary-General active as of June 2022 include:

  • Staffan de Mistura (ITA), appointed Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara on 6 October 2021. De Mistura is tasked with "provid[ing] good offices on behalf of the Secretary-General… [and] work[ing] with all relevant interlocutors, including the parties, neighbouring countries and other stakeholders, guided by Security Council resolution 2548 (2020) and other relevant resolutions." [5]
  • Mirko Manzoni [ de] (CHE), appointed Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Mozambique on 8 July 2019. Manzoni is tasked with "provid[ing] good offices support in facilitating the dialogue between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO and towards the signing and subsequent implementation of a peace agreement between the parties." [6]

Former Special Envoys

The UN has appointed a number of Special Envoys.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education". educationenvoy.org. Archived from the original on Mar 19, 2024.
  3. ^ "Amandeep Singh Gill". United Nations Secretary-General. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
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  6. ^ "Mirko Manzoni, Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Mozambique". United Nations Secretary-General. Archived from the original on 2022-06-29. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
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  14. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints Mary Robinson of Ireland, Macharia Kamau of Kenya Special Envoys on El Niño and Climate" (Press release). United Nations. 20 May 2016.
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