By Hadi Fornji.
Tripoli, 1 February 2014: A new deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) . . .[restrict]has been appointed to succeed Georg Charpentier. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, from Mauritania, takes over as deputy to Tarek Mitri on 1 March. Charpentier, from Finland, has served since October 2011. As well as being UNSMIL’s deputy head and deputy Deputy Special Representative for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ould Cheikh Ahmed will also head the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya. He as been with the UN for more than 27 years, working particularly in development and humanitarian assistance in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He comes to Libya having served as was in Yemen Most recently, he served for the past two years as UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Yemen. Between 2008 and 2012 he was acting in the same positions in Syria. [/restrict]