Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
Special Representative of the Secretary General oversees all aspects of UNOMIG - the military mission whose primary task is to monitor and verify compliance with the Moscow Agreement - the civilian police mission to build the capacity of the local law enforcement to improve the general security conditions in the conflict zone, and the political mission that focuses on attaining a comprehensive political settlement.
Mr Jean Arnault
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Georgia
Mr Arnault took up his appointment as Special Representative for Georgia and Head of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) in August 2006.
Mr. Arnault comes to this position with extensive experience in United Nations peace operations, having served with the United Nations since 1989. Most recently, between March 2004 and February 2006, he served as the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, where he was also Deputy since March 2002.
From January 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Arnault served as Special Representative for Guatemala and, from June 2000 to August 2001, as Representative of the Secretary-General in Burundi. He was also Observer and then Mediator in the Guatemala peace negotiations from May 1992 to December 1996, Political Adviser to the Special Representative for Western Sahara in 1991, and Senior Political Affairs Officer in Namibia and Afghanistan.
Mr. Arnault was born in 1951. He is married and has one child. He speaks English, French, Russian and Spanish. He is a graduate in Philosophy from the University of Sorbonne in Paris, and has a postgraduate diploma in conference interpretation from the Polytechnic of Central London. He was a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University in 2001.
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