Daan Everts (Netherlands), Joly Dixon (United Kingdom) appointed as Deputy Special Representatives for UN Mission in Kosovo
The Secretary-General has appointed Ambassador Daan Everts of the Netherlands and Joly Dixon of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representatives for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Mr. Everts will be in charge, under the overall authority of the Secretary-General's Special Representative, of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)-led institution-building component of UNMIK. Mr. Everts is presently the Head of the OSCE presence in Albania. He has served the United Nations in the past, as Assistant Secretary-General in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and as Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP).
Mr. Dixon will be in charge, under the overall authority of the Secretary-General's Special Representative, of the European Union-led reconstruction component of UNMIK. Mr. Dixon is presently the Director of International Affairs in the directorate-general for economic and financial affairs in the European Commission. Mr. Dixon has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Financial Counsellor at the Delegation of the Commission of the European Communities in Washington, D.C.
The Secretary-General has already appointed two other Deputy Special Representatives, Dominique Vian (in charge of the civil administration component) and Dennis McNamara (in charge of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)-led humanitarian affairs component).