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UN committee appoints Saraswathy Menon in peace-building panel

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United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed Indian sociologist Saraswathi Menon in a peace building panel of seven members. Ms. Menon has a doctorate in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She was a lecturer at Madras University.

Saraswathi Menon has been the Director of,

  • Policy Division of UN-Women.
  • UN Development Program’s Evaluation Office.

The Panel will undertake country studies in Burundi, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste and will conduct a policy and institutional review of the peace-building architecture.

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