Statement by Ted Turner, Chairman of the Board of Directors on Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro’s Appointment as Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations

January 5, 2007


Megan Rabbitt

January 5, 2007

The United Nations Foundation welcomes Secretary-General Ban’s announcement of the selection of his Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro. The United Nations will be well served not only by having such a distinguished public servant as Dr. Migiro, but also by having the perspective of an African woman at the highest level of the organization.

As Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Migiro will bring this perspective to the UN’s institutional strengthening efforts and its ongoing efforts to make the world more peaceful, prosperous and just. All of us who care about and work with the United Nations are delighted about the prospect of working with the new Deputy Secretary-General.


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