High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Studies: Univ. of München; Bryn Mawr College; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Int'l Studies. With the UN: in political affairs, peacekeeping and disarmament, and management functions, with financial and policy-setting responsibility; Director, Dept of Political Affairs; Director, Dept of Public Information; Principal Political Officer with former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; worked with the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central American Peace Process; Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, a special assignment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and postings in Indonesia and Thailand; former Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management; 2005-08, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, worldwide excl. Africa; 2008-12, Undersecretary-General for Management, overseeing HR, financial management, procurement and support services and the renovation of the UN New York Headquarters campus.