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Alain Le Roy (born February 1953) is a French diplomat and currently serves as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations. He was appointed to the position in June 2008 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Before joining the United Nations, Le Roy was the Conseiller Maître à la Cour des comptes and served as Ambassador in charge of the Union for the Mediterranean Initiative since September 2007. Previously, he held several positions in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the French Ambassador to Madagascar, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Financial Affairs and National Coordinator for the Stability Pact for South-East Europe. He also acted as the European Union Special Representative in the Republic of Macedonia.

Earlier in his career, he was involved in the works of the United Nations in different capacities. He served as Deputy to the United Nations Special Coordinator for Sarajevo and Director of Operations for the restoration of essential public services, went on missions for the United Nations Development Programme in Mauritania and was appointed United Nations Regional Administrator in Kosovo (West Region).

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