Kamel Morjane, a long-serving United Nations official from Tunisia, has been appointed Assistant UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
Morjane, 53, has worked with the Geneva-based UNHCR for nearly 20 years, most recently as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He has also served as Tunisia's representative to the UN in Geneva.
Morjane is due to take up his new role as assistant to High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers on October 1.
He replaces Denmark's Soren Jessen-Petersen, who joined the UNHCR in 1973 and became Assistant High Commissioner in 1998 -- GENEVA (AFP)
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