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Senior Chinese diplomat named UN under-secretary-general: spokesman

(Xinhua)

08:47, June 01, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Wu Hongbo, a senior Chinese diplomat, was appointed by UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon as under-secretary-general to lead the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), a UN spokesman announced here on Thursday.

"For the position of Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, the secretary-general has selected Mr. Wu Hongbo of China, who since 2009 is Ambassador of China to the Federal Republic of Germany," said Eduardo Del Buey, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general, at a daily news briefing.

He didn't give any further information.

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