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UN chief names senior official to lead reform team

06-01-2011 10:34 BJT

UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced that he has appointed a senior UN official to lead a team to implement a reform agenda aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency of the world body.

UN Assistant Secretary-General Atul Khare, an Indian national, will lead the Change Management Team (CMT) at the United Nations, working with both departments and offices within the UN Secretariat and with other bodies in the UN system and the 192 member states.

Announcing the appointment to the press via his spokesman, Ban said that "the CMT will guide the implementation of a forward-looking reform agenda for the United Nations, starting with the formulation of a comprehensive plan to streamline processes, increase accountability and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Organization in the delivery of its mandates."

"The establishment of the CMT is a further step in the efforts of the secretary-general to strengthen the United Nations as it is called on to play an increasingly prominent role in a period of rapid change and financial constraint, and build a management culture focused on excellence and results," Ban said.

The UN chief said the CMT, which will work under the direction of UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, would prove particularly vital as the United Nations works to strengthen its performance at a time of budgetary constraints and rapid global change.

Khare has served since May 1, 2010 as the assistant secretary-general and deputy to the head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Prior to assuming those functions, he was the special representative of the UN secretary-general for Timor-Leste and head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste from December 2006 to December 2009.

Khare holds master's degrees in business administration and leadership from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, as well as bachelor's degrees in medicine and surgery from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Born in India in 1959, he is married to Vandna Khare, a writer.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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