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Guterres appoints a new female representative in Iraq for electoral assistance

Baghdad-ALSHARQIYA   January 16: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, announced the appointment of "Injeborg Solron Gisladottir" from Iceland as the new deputy of his special representative for political affairs and electoral assistance in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
 Gisladottir will succeed Alice Walpole from the United Kingdom, whose mission will end at the end of February, according to a statement issued by the United Nations today.
 Gisladottir served for the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and as head of the organization's election observation mission in Ukraine.
 She held the position of Regional Director of the United Nations Organization for Women in Europe and Central Asia, was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland from 2007 - 2009, and a member of the Parliament of her country for 7 years.

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