Special Representative of the Secretary-General

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A Special Representative of the Secretary-General is a highly respected expert who has been appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to represent her/him in meetings with heads of state on critical human rights issues. The representatives can carry out country visits to investigate allegations of human rights violations or act as negotiators on behalf of the United Nations.

Current Special Representatives[edit]

Some of the Special Representatives include:

  • Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
  • Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative on Violence against Children
  • Walter Kalin, Special Representative on the human rights of internally displaced persons
  • John Ruggie, Special Representative on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
  • Staffan de Mistura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
  • David Nabarro, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Food Security and Nutrition, Coordinator of the High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (HLTF)
  • Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
  • Iqbal Singh Singha, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Syrian Golan Heights

Former Special Representatives[edit]

Some of the former special representatives Include:

Special Advisors[edit]

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