Francis G. Okelo appointed as UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Sierra Leone

from UN Department of Public Information
Published on 04 Sep 1997

Francis G. Okelo, a national of Uganda, has been appointed by the Secretary-General as his new Special Envoy for Sierra Leone.

Mr. Okelo has been serving as the Deputy Head of the United Nations Special Mission to Afghanistan since 1995. Previously, he had served as Director of the Office of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan and Pakistan (OSGAP), and as Senior Programme Officer and later chief of mission of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan. Mr. Okelo also served with United Nations missions in Haiti and Namibia.

Mr. Okelo will succeed Berhanu Dinka of Ethiopia in the post of Special Envoy for Sierra Leone.