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|Press Release No: UNIS/SG/A/116|
|Release Date: 5 April 2000|
|Secretary-General Appoints Razali Ismail Special Envoy for Myanmar|
NEW YORK, 4 April (UN Headquarters) -- The Secretary-General has appointed Razali Ismail as his Special Envoy for Myanmar. The Secretary-General hopes that Mr. Razali will be able to visit Myanmar shortly to carry out the Secretary-General’s good offices efforts to facilitate the implementation of General Assembly resolution 54/186.
Mr. Razali has been serving as the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York from 1988 to 1998 and is remembered for his many contributions to the work of the United Nations during his tenure. Mr. Razali was active in a variety of areas and distinguished himself by taking an active role in the preparation of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (1992), by being a prominent voice in the United Nations reform process, and by playing an exemplary leadership role as the President of the fifty-first session of the General Assembly (1996-1997).
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