A US, UK row over second job in UNSMIL

A US, UK row over second job in UNSMIL

January 05, 2023 - 14:03
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The United States and the UK are embroiled in a spat over who should hold the number two job in the UN mission in Libya, Africa Intelligence said on Wednesday.

The French website says that while Washington is backing its candidate Kenneth Gluck, London wants the position to go to its diplomat Joanne Adamson, who is currently serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali.

From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Adams was her country's ambassador to Mali and Niger before she was appointed as deputy head of the European Union delegation to the United Nations.

On the other hand, Kenneth Gluck of the United States served as UN deputy head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic from 2017 to 2019.

He also joined the United Nations Support Mission in Yemen, besides his work with Doctors Without Borders in Somalia and Sudan.

It may be worth noting that Raisidun Zeninga, who holds the position of Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, is due to leave office this month.