The new DSRSG brings to the position a wealth of experience in the field and at the United Nations Headquarters. Since August 2013, he has served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Damascus, Syria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as the new Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).The Secretary General made the appointment on June 27th.According to the UN Secretary General, Yacoub will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) while carrying out his duties. He also served in a number of other assignments since joining the United Nations in 1989, in his native Sudan (1989-1991), Kenya (1991-1993), Somalia (1993-1994), Tanzania (1994-1996), Liberia (1996-1999), and Geneva (1999-2002) and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (2002-2003). Yacoub graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, in 1986. He was born in 1963 and is married with five children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) He succeeds Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his assignment last month. Prior to his assignment in Syria, he served at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as Director for the Middle East and North Africa in Geneva, since November 2010, a press release said. Yacoub was the UNHCR Regional Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2009-2010); UNHCR Representative in Tanzania (2006-2009); Deputy Reconstruction and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in Baghdad (2005-2006); UNHCR Chief of Mission in Iraq (2003-2005); and he was the Chef de Cabinet of the High Commissioner’s Office at UNHCR Headquarters (2001-2002).
Eamon McGee blasted comments made by former Donegal players prior to their match with Armagh, calling them ‘ridiculous’ and ‘disrespectful.’Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney has responded to the criticism he has received from Eamon McGee. McGee was seething over comments Devenney made regarding a potential meeting of Donegal and Dublin prior to Saturday’s match with Armagh.McGee blasted the comments, saying it was ridiculous and disrespectful to both Armagh and Monaghan. He also revealed that the players and management within the Donegal set-up were extremely disappointed by the commentary from former players prior to their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Armagh.McGee said, “It was ridiculous. It was so disrespectful to Armagh and Monaghan.“Former players from Donegal who said it out during the week about a Donegal-Dublin semi-final was ludicrous and we were very disappointed in it.“But, look, that was outside the circle and it’s only what goes on inside the circles that matters. However Devenney responded to the criticism on Twitter, and clarified his position on the issue.The former St Eunan’s man said he was specifically asked twice during the interview about the potential semi-final match-up.Devenney tweeted, “I was asked about Donegal v Dublin twice, and twice I started my answer with this is very disrespectful to Armagh and Monaghan.DEVENNEY RESPONDS TO CRITICISM FROM EAMON MCGEE OVER DUBLIN REMARKS was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArmaBlastedBrendan DevenneyCommentsdonegaldublinEamon McGeenewsRidiculousSport