Secretary-General Appoints Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Lacroix of France as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations to replace Hervé Ladsous, also of France.
Currently Director for the United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and La Francophonie at his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since 2014), Mr. Lacroix brings to his new position more than 25 years of political and diplomatic experience, mostly in handling multilateral organizations, as well as United Nations activities and programmes.
He previously served as Ambassador to Sweden (2011); Chief of Protocol (2009‑2010), Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York (2006-2009); Deputy Director of the United Nations and International Organizations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2006); Second Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of France in Prague (1998-2002); First Secretary and then Second Counsellor in Washington, D.C. (1995-1998); Adviser, Cabinet of the Prime Minister (1993-1995); and First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1990-1993).
Born on 2 May 1960, Mr. Lacroix holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Institute of Economic and Commercial Sciences, the Institute for Political Studies — Sciences Po, Paris — and the National School of Administration, Class “Michel de Montaigne”.