UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday appointed Peter de Clercq of the Netherlands to head the United Nations humanitarian coordination in Haiti.
De Clercq was appointed as Ban's Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative, said a statement released here by a spokesperson of the UN chief.
Currently serving as the senior advisor to the special representative of the secretary-general for Somalia, de Clercq previously worked in Sudan as the acting UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.
He will bring to the new position "a solid experience in managing political processes, security sector development, operations and emergency management, protection of civilians and rule of law as well as mobilization of humanitarian and development assistance," said the statement.
It said the Dutch man have worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for 27 years during which time he held various positions at its offices in Geneva and Budapest, as well as in field assignments in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Angola and Pakistan.
Born in 1959, de Clercq holds a master's degree in Development Sociology from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands and is a graduate of the Netherlands' Institute for International Affairs "Clingendael" in The Hague.
The new humanitarian coordinator in Haiti will succeed Nigel Fisher of Canada, whose term ended in July 2013.