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Swedish Major General appointed to head UN observer mission in India and Pakistan

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 8 June 2016
Cite as UN News Service, Swedish Major General appointed to head UN observer mission in India and Pakistan, 8 June 2016, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/57591eea40c.html [accessed 17 December 2017]
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8 June 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Per Lodin of Sweden as the head of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan.

Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who completes his two-year assignment as Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) on 2 July.

With a military career in the Swedish Army beginning in 1978, Major General Lodin most recently held the position of Director of Procurement and Logistics for the Swedish Armed Forces.

According to the Security Council mandate given in resolution 307 of 1971, UNMOGIP observes and reports on ceasefire violations along and across the Line of Control and the working boundary between the South Asian neighbours in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as reports developments that could lead to ceasefire violations.

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