Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Mr. Shigeru Mochida, Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Appointed as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Deputy Head of UNMIT
July 9, 2010
- The Government of Japan welcomes the announcement that on Friday, July 9 (US Eastern time), Mr. Shigeru Mochida, Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, has been appointed as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Timor-Leste by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- The post of the DSRSG, to which Mr. Mochida has been appointed, is an extremely important one: his tasks include supporting the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and advancing peacebuilding process in Timor-Leste in such areas as the resumption of Policing Responsibilities by Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL), security sector reform and strengthening of the rule of law.
- The Government of Japan has been contributing to nation-building in Timor-Leste since its pre-independence days and looks forward to Mr. Mochida’s contributing significantly to peacebuilding in Timor-Leste.