France’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix (56) was appointed as Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations peacekeeping operations.
He will succeed Herve Ladsous, who will step down in March 2017 after six years of service.
Mr. Lacroix will have tenure of one year. Currently, he is director for the UN at the French foreign Ministry.UN Peacekeeping: Know More
- A UN peacekeeping operation is led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
- It works to create the conditions for lasting peace in a country torn by conflict.
- A peacekeeping operation consists of military, police and civilian personnel.
- They work to deliver security, political and early peace building support.