Benon Sevan Assigned UN Under Secretary General

YEREVAN (Azg)–Benon Sevan–a politician of Armenian origin who served in the United Nations for many years–has been assigned as Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.

The assignment has been valid since February 1–however no official declaration was made since Sevan has been heading since October 15–1997–the Oil for Food program of the United Nations in Iraq.

Secretary General of the UN–Kofi Annan–also postponed the announcement in anticipation of the General Assembly affirmation of UN restructuring.

Benon Sevan was born on December 18–1937. He graduated from Melkonian College in Cyprus–and then from the History–Philosophy and International Relations Department of the Columbia University in New York.

He has held high-level positions in the United Nations in the past 20 years–and was considered "the monster of hot spots" around the world.

Sevan is a member of the Central Board of the Armenian General Benevolent Union. Currently–he is the highest ranking official of Armenian origin serving in an international organization.


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