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    Note to Correspondents

    Note No 174
    7 January 2002

    NEW TEMPORARY HEAD OF THE UN
    AT VIENNA APPOINTED

    VIENNA, 7 January (UN Information Service) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has designated Mr. Steinar B. Bjornsson as Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP) with effect from 1 January 2002.

    Mr. Bjornsson will serve as Officer-in-Charge of UNOV and ODCCP until a new Director-General/ Executive Director is appointed.

    Mr. Bjornsson served as Deputy Director-General of UNOV from March 2001 and has been Director of the Division of Administrative and Common Services (DACS) since September 1999.

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