Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon, Special Representative
NEW YORK, June 8, 2012— The Secretary-General has appointed Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB).
Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings to the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Burundi and Head of BNUB many years of political, development, managerial and diplomatic experience at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Office of the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, a position he has held since 2007. In that capacity, he has provided significant support to the Deputy Secretary-General in a wide range of areas, including in strengthening United Nations management, advancing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and furthering system-wide coordination and coherence.
Prior to that, Mr. Onanga-Anyanga was Special Adviser to the President of the sixtieth and sixty-first sessions of the General Assembly from 2005 to 2007. As Chef de Cabinet to the President of the fifty-ninth session of the General Assembly in 2004, he worked extensively on preparations for the 2005 World Summit, whose outcome document led to the establishment of a number of important initiatives and institutional reforms, including the Peacebuilding Commission and the Human Rights Council. From 1998-2004, he held a variety of political and managerial positions at the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna and New York.
Earlier in his career, he was acting Secretary of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee for Security Questions in Central Africa, and he served as First Counselor for disarmament and political affairs at the Permanent Mission of Gabon to the United Nations in New York.
Mr. Onanga-Anyanga holds a post-graduate degree in political science from l’Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and a master’s degree in sociology from l’Université Omar Bongo in Libreville.
Born in 1960, Mr. Onanga-Anyanga is married with three children.
Rosine Sori-Coulibaly of Burkina Faso, Deputy Special Representative
NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Rosine Sori-Coulibaly of Burkina Faso as Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator for Burundi.
Ms. Sori-Coulibaly brings to the position years of international and national experience in the field of development. Prior to joining the United Nations, Ms. Sori-Coulibaly served in her home country as an economist in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, as well as a member of the Social and Economic Council. She has been also a lecturer at the National School of Administration and member of organisations for the emancipation of women and human rights. She served variously for the United Nations as Consultant Economist in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs prior to her appointment as Senior Economist for the United Nations Development Programme in Burundi and Benin, and Deputy Resident Representative in Mauritania.
As United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in Togo, she has worked closely with national and international partners to ensure a common approach to development and electoral process challenges. In this regard, she has mobilized considerable funds.
Ms. Sori-Coulibaly holds a master’s degree in development economics from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, and a postgraduate degree in planning and macroeconomics from the United Nations Institute for Economic Development and Planning.
Born in 1958, she is married and has two children.