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UNAIDS Names Deborah Landey as New Deputy Executive Director
UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot on Wednesday announced the appointment of Deborah Landey, who currently is the U.N. Resident Coordinator to the Philippines, as the new deputy executive director of UNAIDS, according to a release (UNAIDS release, 5/11). Landey replaces former Deputy Executive Director Kathleen Cravero, who left the position in March to work as director for the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery at the U.N. Development Programme (Cravero letter, 4/5). Landey, who is Canadian, has worked for the United Nations since 1978. She became resident coordinator to the Philippines in 2003 and previously has served as resident coordinator to Botswana. Piot said, "As deputy executive director, she will play a key strategic role in supporting me in leading the senior management of the UNAIDS Secretariat. Her exemplary management and country-level experience in driving greater U.N. coordination and effectiveness will be of prime importance to UNAIDS as we move forward" (UNAIDS release, 5/11).
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