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    Press Release No: UNIS/S/GA/132
    Release Date:  8 September 2000
     Secretary-General Appoints Assistant Secretary-General Federico Riesco 
    Coordinator for Multilingualism

     NEW YORK, 7 September (UN Headquarters) -- The Secretary-General has appointed Assistant Secretary-General Federico Riesco as Coordinator for Multilingualism.  The appointment is in implementation of General Assembly resolution 54/64 of 6 December 1999, by which the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to appoint a senior Secretariat official as coordinator of questions relating to multilingualism throughout the Secretariat.

      A native of Chile and a career international servant, Mr. Riesco joined the United Nations in 1966 and rose through the ranks to his current position as Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services.  His new functions are in addition to his current responsibilities in the Department.

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