Mrs Danuta Hubner leaves the UN
On 31 October 2001, Mrs Danuta Hubner, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), left the Organization to become member of the Polish Government.
Mrs Hubner joined the UNECE in November 1998 as Deputy Executive Secretary, and was appointed as Executive Secretary in June 2000.
In the Polish Government Mrs Hubner will be First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of State in charge of European integration.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, has asked Mr Paolo Garonna, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECE, to be Officer-in-Charge pending the appointment of a new Executive Secretary.