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Top UN Official in Burma Replaced

14 January 2014

The United Nations in Burma announced it has a new resident and humanitarian coordinator and development program resident representative, Renata Lok-Dessallien. She presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in Naypyidaw on Thursday and replaces Ashok Nigam. “Myanmar is going through enormous changes right now and it is also trying to deal with the challenges that come with these changes,” Lok-Dessallien said in a statement. “I am privileged to be here to witness these changes and to help the UN system contribute toward Myanmar’s progress.” Lok-Dessallien previously worked in Burma as UN Development Program (UNDP) deputy resident representative from 2000 to 2002.