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South Asia: Annan appoints new Deputy Special Envoy for tsunami recovery

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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed a former member of the administration of former United States President Bill Clinton to be his Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery under Mr. Clinton, who serves as the Special Envoy.
Eric Schwartz served on the United States National Security Council during the Clinton administration, in the position of Senior Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs. He has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as the chief of the executive office.

He succeeds Erskine Bowles, who served as Mr. Clinton's Chief of Staff at the White House.

Mr. Schwartz will assume his duties later this month.