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GPF hosts luncheon to honor Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe
New York, 24 June, 2015 – The GPF hosted a luncheon honoring Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, who was recently appointed Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). MINUSMA strives to “support the political process and carry out a number of security-related stabilization tasks, with a focus on major population centres and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return of displaced persons, the extension of State authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections.”
Ms. Gasarabwe is a native of Rwanda. She previously held the position of Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations. She has served as Resident Coordinator of Guinea, Djibouti, and Benin, in addition to several other countries, since 1998.
In May of 2015, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ms. Gasarabwe as his Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations MINUSMA. Within MINUSMA she will hold the position of United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. Ms. Gasarabwe has been with the United Nations for over 20 years, and the GPF wishes her success in the years to come.