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Mr Fetmn, who recenty served s US assistnt Secretry o Stte orNer Estern airs with the rnk o Creer Minister, brings to theposition over 26 yers o poitic nd dipomtic experience within theUnited Sttes Foreign Service, mosty hnding Estern Europen ndMidde Estern irsMr Fetmn served s United Sttes ambssdor to the Repubico lebnon unti 2008, previousy heding the Coition Provisionauthority’s oce in the Irbi province o Irq, cting simutneousy sDeputy Region Coordintor He served unti 2003 s acting PrincipOcer t the United Sttes Consute-Gener in Jerusem nd unti2001 s the ambssdor’s Speci assistnt on Pece Process issues inthe United Sttes Embssy o Te aviv Prior to this, he ws Chie o thePoitic nd Economic Section t the United Sttes Embssy in Tunisiter hving covered economic issues in the Gz strip unti 1998 t theUnited Sttes Embssy in Te avivMr Fetmn served unti 1993 in the Oce o Deputy SecretryEgeburger s Speci assistnt coordinting United Sttes ssistnce tocountries o Estern nd Centr Europe, nd cted s economic ocert the United Sttes Embssy in Hungry ti 1991, ter competing hisposting s consur ocer in Port-u-Prince, HitiMr Fetmn who speks arbic, French nd Hungrin received hisBcheor’s degree in history nd ne rts rom B Stte University ndhis Mster’s degree in lw nd Dipomcy rom the Fetcher Schoo olw nd Dipomcy t Tuts UniversityBorn in 1959, Mr Fetmn is mrried
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B lynn Pscoe’s distin-guished stewrdship o DPaduring more thn ve yerss the Under-Secretry-Gener or Poitic airsws ceebrted t 27June rewe ceremonyttended by Secretry-Gener Bn Ki-moon, DPast nd coegues romround the UN systemwho cme to express theirpprecition nd bestwishes The Secretry-Gener, in his remrks,prised B lynn Pscoe’sedership, wise councind principed commitmentto the United Ntions
The ormer Under-Secretary-General or Political Aairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, speaking athis arewell party in June 2012. Pascoe led the Department rom 2007 to mid-2012.
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s a student o interna-tional aairs many yearsago, I was inspired by theideals expressed in theUN Charter. It is a real honor orme now to have been selected tohead the Department o Political Aairs (DPA). I am grateul orthe condence o the Secretary-General. I want to underscoreto this readership my commit-ment to using the resources o this Department to promote theSecretary-General’s objectives andto work with Member States toaddress the challenges o peaceand security globally.DPA’s responsibilities in work-ing to prevent and resolve deadly confict are truly ar-reaching andcomplex, as I have seen in my rst months in the job. I hopethat, with this issue, readers willappreciate the scope o the UN’speace and security eorts aroundthe world. From the UN’s diplo-matic eorts in Syria to its preven-tive diplomacy in Iraq, its work to stabilize Somalia and shoreup democracy in West Arica, itscoordinating role in countering the Lord’s Resistance Army inCentral Arica, and its expanding contributions in mediation andcounter-terrorism, DPA, in closepartnership with other parts o theUN amily, is working in these andmany other challenging environ-ments to employ political means inthe pursuit o peace.Please allow me to salute my predecessor, Lynn Pascoe. Lynnconcentrated on how best to apply the talents and experience in DPA.I am ortunate to have arrived atDPA at a time o important trans-ormations that should enhanceour ability to respond rapidly to cri-ses. These include the proession-alization o our mediation eorts,our improved support to politicalmissions in the eld, our growing partnerships with regional organiza-tions, our assistance to the Security Council and other UN bodies, andour continued emphasis on provid-ing top-notch electoral assistance. As was the case under Lynn’s ten-ure, we are ocused on results andcommitted to transparency. I amgrateul to many Member Statesor this support o DPA.DPA will keep working in theseimportant directions. We willcount on the continued support o Member States, civil society andall who have a stake in the successo the UN’s initiatives in peace-making and confict prevention.Only by joining together in this way can we hope to live up to theexpectations o people around the world and the ever-inspiring idealso the UN charter.Sincerely, Jerey Feltman
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Jerey Feltman assumed his post asUnder-Secretary-General or Political Aairs in July 2012.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulates Under-Secretary-General Feltman at his swearing-in ceremony.
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