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Dumas Appointed Annan's Special Adviser On Haiti

Annan Appoints John Reginald Dumas As His Special Adviser On Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today that he has appointed Trinidad and Tobago's John Reginald Dumas as his Special Adviser to help tackle Haiti's escalating political, economic and social turmoil.

In a statement, Mr. Annan said Mr. Dumas "will closely follow developments in Haiti and liaise with all relevant actors," especially the regional organizations that are trying to end the country's political impasse.

Mr. Dumas, 68, has a long record of diplomatic service for his country and has specialized in issues affecting the Caribbean region. He has also worked on public task forces in Trinidad and Tobago and in 1998 co-founded his country's chapter of Transparency International.

He has acted as Ambassador to the United States, Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) and High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Mr. Dumas also served as Trinidad and Tobago's diplomatic representative in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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