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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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