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Darfur: New chief of UN peacekeeping makes first visit to field operation

Published: 11-01-11

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous (centre), visiting a UNAMID team site at Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur

30 October 2011 – The new head of United Nations peacekeeping today paid his first visit to one of the 16 field operations worldwide, choosing the largest -- the joint African Union-UN mission (UNAMID) in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur. Hervè Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, met with senior local officials, members of civil socie