Moving on, the United Nation’s Security Council last week appointed 52 year old Mbaranga Gasarabwe, a Rwandan national as the first Assistant Secretary-general for safety and security.
According To UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, Gasarabwe’s appointment was based on her extensive experience in addressing security issues and ensuring regular security situation analysis. Meanwhile Gasarabwe will be in charge of the day-to-day management of the department as well as represent the department in the absence of the under-secretary general.
Before her appointment Gasarabwe was the resident coordinator of UNDP, resident representative and designated official in Mali. She has also served as a resident coordinator in Guinea and Djibouti.
Born in 1959, Gasarabwe holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Burundi, as well as a master’s degree in management and business administration from the Arthur D. Little School of Management.