Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
 
"The Special Representative of the Secretary-General as the head of UNMIK, is the highest international civilian official in Kosovo. He will enjoy the maximum civilian executive powers envisaged and vested in him by the Security Council in its resolution 1244 (1999), and will also be the final authority on their interpretation." (Report of the Secretary-General on UNMIK, 12 July 1999).
 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Farid Zarif, his Special Representative and Head of UNMIK (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Download High Resolution 
  
Farid Zarif
Special  Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
 
Director of Europe and Latin America Division of DPKO since August of 2010, he served as the Chief of Staff and Acting DSRSG with UNMIS in Sudan, and prior to that, as the Chief of Staff of UNAMI in Iraq since January 2004. Following 3 years of service as the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq since January 1997, he was appointed as Chief and, later, Director in the Office of Iraq Programme at the UN headquarters in New York.
 
He was Chief Elections Officer with UNMIL in Liberia from 1994-96, and served in as Referendum/Elections Coordinator with the UN missions in Eritrea and South Africa in 1993 and 1995, respectively.
 
In 1991-92, he was the Secretary-General of the Economic Advisory Council, Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan. Serving his national governments, he was the Principle Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Afghanistan from 1989-1991, and Deputy Foreign Minister from 1987-1989. Prior to that, Mr. Zarif was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of his country to the United Nations in New York from 1980.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in 1974 and served in various departments in increasingly responsible positions, as well as Charge d’Affaires in Havana.
 
He has studied Law, Diplomacy and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Kabul University, the Afghan Institute of Diplomacy and Oxford University. He is married with two sons.
 
Robert E. Sorenson
 
Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
 
Robert E. Sorenson assumed his duties as UNMIK’s Chief of Staff on March 27, 2009, and serves as the Special Representative of the Secretary General’s deputy. A career U.S. diplomat, Mr. Sorenson left U.S. government service in 2007 following his assignment as Chief of Mission to the Netherlands Antilles and  Aruba (2004-2007).  Mr. Sorenson has had extensive service in the  Balkan region serving as U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Pristina (2003-4) and  Consul General in Belgrade (1993-96). In addition, Mr. Sorenson served with the UN Transitional Administration in Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES) as media and political advisor (1997-8) and as an international monitor with the follow-on OSCE Mission in Vukovar (1998).
 
As part of his foreign service,  he has served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Reykjavík, Iceland (1998-2001) and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2001-2003).In addition to his service in Washington, D.C. , Mr.Sorenson’s other assignments included  serving as Country Coordinator for consular and refugee affairs in  Ankara, Turkey (1988-92), and consular officer in Curacao (1985-87), Amsterdam, (1979-82) and Tehran, Iran (1978-79).
 
Mr. Sorenson holds a M.A. degree from the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies (1997), a M.A. degree in political science from Columbia University (1976) and B.A. degreein East Asian Political Studies from Boston University (1974).
 
Mr. Sorenson is married and has a daughter and a son.
Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger
 
 Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
 
Jean-Claude Schlumberger of France took up his post as the Head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo on 1 October 2012.

A career diplomat, he joined the OSCE from Skopje, where he served as Ambassador of France from 2009 to 2012.

Ambassador Schlumberger was also posted to Germany, Algeria, the United States, Laos and Haiti. From 2006 to 2009, he was assigned to the Inspectorate-General of the Foreign Ministry.
 
He held senior positions in the Ministry’s department responsible for the United Nations and other international organizations and was Chief of Staff for Foreign Ministers Hervé de Charette in 1996 and Alain Juppé in 1993.
Peter N. Due
 
Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office in Belgrade (UNOB)
 
Peter N. Due assumed his current post in July 2013. From September 2009 to July 2013, he was the Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Head of the Front Office of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at the UN Secretariat in New York.
 
He previously served DPKO in New York in various other capacities, including as Team Leader for West Africa and as Team Leader for Europe and Latin America.  Peter Due worked in the field as a Political Affairs Officer in Kosovo with UNMIK (1999-2000) and in Sierra Leone with UNAMSIL and as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Liberia with UNOMIL. 
 
Earlier in his international career, he also worked with the Inter-Governmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugee and Migration Policies and with the Commission on Global Governance, both in Geneva.
 
In his national diplomatic service, Peter Due served as a Head of Section with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen and at the Danish Embassy in Eritrea.
Peter Due holds degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics as well as International Relations from the Universities of Oxford, Geneva and Copenhagen. He speaks Danish, English, French and German. He is married with one son.
 
 
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