Press Releases

    SG/SM/8704
    15 May 2003

    GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATH OF LONG-TIME
    UN COLLEAGUE MARYAN BAQUEROT

    NEW YORK, 14 May (UN Headquarters) -- Following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the sudden death yesterday of Maryan Baquerot, a long-time United Nations colleague. Mr. Baquerot served most recently as an Executive Director of the World Health Organization, and before that as Director of Administration at the United Nations Office in Geneva. He was also Chief of Staff and Director of Administration of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, Director of Human Resources for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and served in the Office of Human Resources Management and the Controller’s Office in New York. Whatever the assignment, Mr. Baquerot made important contributions and was highly respected by his colleagues. The Secretary-General extends condolences to Mr. Baquerot’s wife, daughter and parents, and to all others touched by this loss.

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