SERGEI ORDZHONIKIDZE APPOINTED SECRETARY-GENERAL
NEW YORK, 19 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokes- man for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
Following consultations with the Conference on Disarmament, the Secretary-General has announced the appointment of Sergei Ordzhonikidze, with immediate effect, as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. In that capacity, Mr. Ordzhonikidze will also act as the Secretary- General's Personal Representative to the Conference.
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