Special Envoy of the Secretary-General

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A Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG) is a senior United Nations official appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to deal with a set of specific issues.

Examples include the SESGs on Children affected by Armed Conflict, on HIV/AIDS in Africa, on LRA-affected areas, on indigenous people, to a specific country etc. Bill Clinton, a former president of the United States, was named the special envoy to Haiti in 2009, and for much of 2012 Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, was Joint Special Representative for the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria. In July 2012, Gordon Brown, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was named the special envoy on Global Education.[1] There are many other people of different backgrounds who serve the Secretary-General.

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