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It was announced that the UN Secretary-General`s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Lisa Buttenheim has completed her term of office in Cyprus and Elizabeth Spehar has been appointed as the new UN Secretary-General`s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

Spehar, the Director of the Policy and Mediation Division at the UN headquarters, is expected to undertake her new duties in mid-March. Spehar had served in the Europe Department at the UN Secretariat from 2009-2015. It was also announced that Buttenheim has been appointed as the Deputy Head of the Department of Field Support at the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

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