United Nations News Centre

16 December 2005 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette, appointed to the newly created post in 1998, will be leaving the United Nations early next year to become Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Canada, the UN spokesman announced today.

Ms. Fréchette, who was Deputy Minister of National Defence of Canada from 1995 to 1998 and also served as her country’s Permanent Representative to the UN from 1992 to 1995, will remain at the UN until April to coordinate preparations for Mr. Annan’s plan on implementing comprehensive management reform as requested by...

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