Chinese, American get top UN posts
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed on Friday diplomats from China, the United States, Japan and Egypt as new under-secretaries-general, and accepted meanwhile resignations of 17 senior officials as a step forward for his long-waited administration.
Sha Zukang, permanent representative of China to the UN office at Geneva, was named as under-secretary-general for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over his 37 years of diplomatic career, his portfolios cover a wide range of fields including security, economy, social affairs, human rights and humanitarian affairs. [Full Text]