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Lady Amos named as the top UN official in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief

Hat tip: Sandra Rafaela

Source: The Guardian

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Lady Amos, the first black woman to sit in the cabinet, was today appointed as the most senior UN official in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief.

Amos, 56, currently the British high commissioner to Australia, became the first black woman to sit in the cabinet when she replaced Clare Short for a brief stint as international development secretary in 2003. She then served as leader of the House of Lords until 2007 when Gordon Brown nominated her as the EU’s special representative to the African Union.

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