The Executive Committee for Coordination with the United Nations Integrated Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) said in statement issued, Wednesday, that the UN Secretary General sent a letter to the Security Council appointing Volker Perthes, as Special Representative for the UN Secretary General and UNITAMS Head.
The representative of the Secretary-General is a German academic who was a senior advisor at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); It is an institute that advises the German Federal Government on all matters of foreign and security policy.
Dr. Volcker previously served as an advisor to the UN Secretary-General's envoy to Syria during the period 2015-2018. He was also a professor at the Humboldt University - Berlin and an assistant professor at the American University of Beirut from 1991-1993. Volcker chaired the Middle East and Africa Research Group until April 2005, and a member of A number of global advisory boards including the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS).