Mr. Herve Ladsous [Photo credit, UN]
By Jok P Mayom
JUBA, 09 June 2016 [Gurtong]- In a statement to the media, the UN Spokesperson Ariane Quentier said Mr. Hervé Ladsous who is the Under-Secretary-General (USG) in charge of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) will stay in South Sudan from Friday 10th - Monday 13th June 2016.
“USG Ladous will be in South Sudan to assess the situation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity and to demonstrate the continued commitment of the United Nations and United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to support South Sudan” said Quentier.
Hervé Ladsous will also be travelling to Bentiu and Malakal to visit the protection of civilians’ sites and interact with peacekeepers according to the UN Spokesperson.
Quentier said, the visit will be concluded by a press stakeout which will take place in the UNMISS Conference Room in Tomping base at 12:30pm Monday 13 June before Mr. Ladsous leaves the country.
On 2 September 2011, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Hervé Ladsous of France as the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, replacing Alain Le Roy.
Mr. Ladsous was the Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna and Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, before holding senior posts in Paris as Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry and Director General for Asia and Oceania alongside other positions held.
Mr. Ladsous holds a law degree and a diploma in Chinese and Indonesian Malay from the National School of Oriental Studies in France.