22 June: Russian diplomat named UN anti-terror chief

Russian diplomat named UN anti-terror chief

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a veteran Russian diplomat, Vladimir Voronkov, as the first head of the world body’s newly established Counterterrorism Office.

The appointment came a week after the 193-member UN General Assembly agreed to establish the new office

Voronkov has also served as Russia’s deputy ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), from 2005 to 2008, and on the board of governors of the UN’s global nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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