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Biographical Note United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jean-Maurice Ripert of France as Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan. The Special Envoy will report to the Secretary General through the United Nations Development Group Chair.
The Department of Political Affairs provides staff support and guidance to the Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Rauf Engin Soysal , who was appointed by the Secretary-General in September 2010. DPA also assisted the Secretary-General in establishing the Commission of Inquiry into the Benazir Bhutto assassination. Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan Special Envoy Soysal’s main role is to assist the Government of Pakistan and the international community in response to the extraordinary situation created by the 2010 monsoon floods as well as the country’s continued internal displacement challenges and other development, humanitarian and economic needs as identified by the Government of Pakistan. The Special Envoy works to ensure an integrated UN response to issues in Pakistan and oversees the coordination of UN and international assistance to Pakistan .
UN peacekeeping missions involving Pakistan covers a long and cherished history of Pakistani involvement with the United Nations . Pakistan joined the United Nations on 30 September 1947 . Since 1960, Pakistan has been actively involved in most of the UN Peacekeeping missions and today stands at the top with 10,175 troops and observers serving in current missions. Some of the major contributions were in Somalia , Sierra Leone , Bosnia , Congo and Liberia . Peacekeeping , as defined by the United Nations, is a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace. UN peacekeepers—soldiers and military officers, civilian police officers and civilian personnel from many countries—monitor and observe peace processes that emerge in post-conflict situations and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they have signed.
Brüssel, den 24. Februar 2009 Der Vizepräsident der Kommission Antonio Tajani erklärte dazu: „Das heute unterzeichnete Abkommen bedeutet gute Neuigkeiten sowohl für die Luftfahrtunternehmen Pakistans und der EU, als auch für die Flugreisenden, da es die aus den bestehenden bilateralen Luftverkehrsabkommen resultierende Rechtsunsicherheit beseitigt. Ich begrüße diesen wichtigen Schritt in den Luftverkehrsbeziehungen zwischen der EU und Pakistan.