Ban Pays Tribute To The Late Margaret Vogt

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Special Representative Margaret Vogt. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

24 September 2014 ? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has learned with ?profound sadness? of the passing today of Margaret Vogt, who served as his Special Representative in the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2011 to 2013.

?The Secretary-General pays tribute to Ms. Vogt?s long and rich career in the United Nations, the African Union and academia,? said a statement issued by Mr. Ban?s spokesperson.

?He recalls that Ms. Vogt was known for her tireless work, unmatched kindness and the incredible courage she displayed in the many dangerous duty stations where she served.?

The Secretary-General saluted Ms. Vogt?s leadership, including during very turbulent times in Somalia and the CAR, saying she ?saved lives, inspired others and brought joy to those she met.?

?Her many friends, colleagues and admirers, in the United Nations and elsewhere, will always remember her profound decency and humanity,? the statement added.

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