Controller Yamazaki to Leave Amid Ban Budget Cuts, Hard on ECLAC
Russell Lee, Exclusive
July 19 -- With Ban Ki-moon preparing amid budget cuts for a
second term as UN Secretary General, many are asking when he will
shake up his top officials, including in light of a pledge made
through his chief of staff Vijay Nambiar that top officials would
only serve five years in their positions.
far only UN
Peacekeeping chief has openly announced that he is leaving. To this
list can be added UN Controller Jun Yamazaki, an Assistant Secretary
General and one of Japan's highest UN officials.
the one required to present and argue for Ban's budget cuts. Sources
tell Inner City Press this played a part in his decision to leave,
and for the UN to start a formal advertising process, still open, for
out that while the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States,
GRULAC, withheld their endorsement of Ban for a second term, the
economic unit serving the area, ECLAC, is faced with the loss of
twelve posts, more than other regional economic commissions.
Ban swears in Yamasaki, budget cuts not shown
turns to the Department of Political Affairs, the Department of
Management, senior policy advisers
and to the chief of staff himself. Watch this site.
Footnote: in the
Security Council on Tuesday, Ad Melkert repeatedly referred to his "two
years" for the UN in Iraq. He wants to leave and is leaving, to be
replaced Inner City Press is told by a German. We'll see.