Who's who in #globaldev: November 2018 appointments

Geir O. Pederson is the new special envoy for Syria. Photo by: United Nations

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A new diplomat is taking over one of the toughest jobs at the United Nations.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Norwegian Geir O. Pedersen as his next special envoy for Syria, the fourth person to fill the position since the conflict started in 2011.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.