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Canadian Tapped To Head UNDP Ethics Office

Canadian public integrity expert tapped to head UNDP's Ethics Office

30 June 2008 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has named Canadian Elia Armstrong as the new head of its Ethics Office, it was announced today.

Ms. Armstrong, who will replace Karunesh Bhalla, has been working as a Senior Governance and Public Administration Office for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) since December 2006. Before that, she assisted in setting up the Secretariat's Ethics Office.

She has also worked as a Public Administration Officer for DESA as well as having served as a consultant on Civil Service Reform, focusing on Public Sector Ethics.

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