New York - Moroccan national Jamal Benomar has been appointed Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary General, at the level Under Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon said in a statement read by his spokesperson on New York on Monday.
New York – Moroccan national Jamal Benomar has been appointed Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary General, at the level Under Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon said in a statement read by his spokesperson on New York on Monday.
“Mr. Benomar is a veteran United Nations senior leader who brings to this position a deep understanding of political dialogue processes and international peacebuilding efforts,” said the statement.
Before his new assignment, Mr. Benomar, who also holds also British citizenship, served as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen “where he worked tirelessly to facilitate the combined efforts of the international community to promote a democratic transition in the country.”
“He was the United Nations mediator in the negotiations that led to the Transition Agreement in 2011 and facilitated the positive conclusions of the National Dialogue Conference in 2014 and other agreements,” added the statement.
Since he joined the United Nations in 1993, Benomar built a brilliant career, holding a number of key positions with the organization, such as in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and in the Department of Political Affairs.
He also held the position of Director of UN Peace Building Commission and Peace Building Support Office.
In addition, he also served in Afghanistan and Iraq as the Secretary-General’s Envoy to support the National Dialogue Conference in 2004.