|For information only - not an official document.|
|Press Release No: UNIS/SG/A/114|
|Release Date: 13 March 2000|
|Secretary-General Appoints Angelica Hunt as Director
Of United Nations Information Centre in Buenos Aires
NEW YORK, 10 March (UN Headquarters) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Angelica Hunt as the Director of the United Nations Iformation Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which also covers Uruguay. She is expected to take up her duties on 13 March.
Ms. Hunt has served the Organization in peacekeeping and post-conflict peace-building missions, which include the United Nations Mission to Verify the Electoral Process in Nicaragua (ONUVEN) (1989-1990), the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) (1990-1992), the United Nations Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in Eritrea (UNOVER) (1993), the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL)/United Nations Mission in El Salvador (MINUSAL) (1993- 1996), United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) (1996-1997), and the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGA) (1997-1999). Ms. Hunt exercised the functions of Public Information Officer, Spokeswoman, Political Affairs Officer, Regional Coordinator and Special Assistant to Special Representative of the Secretary-General in El Salvador and, laterally, Guatemala.
Ms. Hunt first joined the Organization in 1970, working in the Public Services section in the Department of Public Information (DPI). She has also worked with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in public information, women in development and social mobilization.
She is the author of several specialized articles and reports: Information and Communication for Development; The Situation of Poor Rural Woman in Central America; NGOs: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
Ms. Hunt is a Sussex University graduate in International Relations, specializing in International Organization, the Ocean in International Politics and Conflict and Consensus in American Society.
Ms. Hunt was born in The Hague, Netherlands, on 26 September 1949 and is a national of the United Kingdom.
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