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Abdallah Hamdok appointed Acting Executive Secretary of ECA

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Abdalla Hamdok as Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Dr. Hamdok takes the new position effective 1 November 2016, following the departure of Carlos Lopes of Guinea-Bissau. Dr. Hamdok has served as Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist of the ECA since 2011 prior to which, he successfully headed ECA's portfolios of activities on development policy management, NEPAD and regional integration, and governance and public administration. He was also Senior Official (1981-1987) at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Sudan.

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