Chinese national is new UN assistant secretary general
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appointed China's Haoliang Xu as assistant secretary general, an official said. "He will replaceof India, who will return to his government," Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
Haoliang Xu will also be appointed asadministrator and director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The new assistant secretary general "has many years of distinguished service within UNDP holding various leadership positions, most recently as deputy regional director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in New York since 2010," the spokesperson said in a statement.