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Secretary-General Appoints Julien Harneis of the United Kingdom UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan


Islamabad, December 20, 2019 (PPI-OT): The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Julien Harneis of the United Kingdom as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, with the host Government’s approval.

Mr. Harneis brings 31 years of experience in development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and management. He was previously Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo, before which he served as Head of Office for the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria, UNICEF Representative in Yemen and in Guinea, as well as humanitarian positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon and Indonesia. Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Harneis worked in the private sector.

He has a Master of Studies in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a Master of Business Administration from the Institute Europeen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France. Mr. Harneis will be joining the United Nations in Pakistan by the end of January 2020.

For more information, contact:
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355720
Cell: +92-300-8553790