Press Releases

    SG/SM/7975
    SOC/NAR/833
    1 October 2001

    SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS WITH PINO ARLACCHI, VIENNA
    AND DRUG OFFICE HEAD; AGREE ARLACCHI WILL REMAIN
    IN POST UNTIL MID-2002

    NEW YORK, 28 September (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General met Pino Arlacchi today. They reviewed the state of the United Nations drug control programme, especially the situation in Afghanistan in the Context of recent developments.

    They also discussed the extension of Mr. Arlacchi's appointment as Director-General of the United Nations Office in Vienna and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, which expires on 28 February 2002. Mr. Arlacchi indicated that he could not continue in his post for another full term. It was agreed that he would stay in his position until mid-2002.

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