UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [koreanbeacon]
By Gabriel Mayom
JUBA, 27 July 2012 [Gurtong] - A Briton, Lanzer will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme.
In a release, the Secretary-General said he was grateful to Lise Grande of the United States for her dedicated service in Juba, including the past year as ad interim Deputy Special Representative and Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Representative in UNMISS.
Lanzer brings to the position varied experience in development, humanitarian affairs, and peacekeeping since first joining the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1992.
His most recent positions have included Chief of Staff of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Deputy Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and UNDP Resident Representative in the Central African Republic.
Lanzer also served as the Chief of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) based at the United Nations Office at Geneva, and as Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Russian Federation.
He holds a post-graduate certificate in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford, a Master of International Affairs with a specialisation in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Hampshire.
Born in 1965, Lanzer is married and has three children.