Thursday, December 07, 2006

UN SRSG Jan Pronk returns to Sudan for handover to Taye-Brook Zerihoun

Dec 7 2006 Reuters report (via ST) tells us UN SRSG Jan Pronk will return to Khartoum on Thursday to hand over his duties to his chief assistant, the United Nations said.
"The visit has been organised with full consultation with the government of Sudan and with its agreement," said Radhia Achouri, the U.N. spokeswoman in Sudan.

She said the visit would last four days, during which Pronk would hand over his responsibilities to Taye-Brook Zerihoun and say goodbye to U.N. staff. He will also visit the U.N. mission in Juba, the capital of southern Sudan, Achouri said.
Sad. Will miss Mr Pronk. I'm a fan of his. He deserves a medal for his services to the people of Sudan. At least he will soon be safe. Many Sudanese people who protested against UN troops in Darfur threatened his life as he was the face of the UN.

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