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Atul Khare (born in 1959) a native of India was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. He replaces Edmond Mulet of Guatemala, who was appointed on 1 April 2010 as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti for one year.

Prior this appointment, Khare served with meritas the United Nations Special Representative for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste(UNMIT). He was appointed to the position by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in December 2006.

Khare started his career as an Indian diplomat in 1984. He has served in various capacities in the Indian foreign service, including as Deputy High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York and Chargé d'affaires of the Indian Embassy in Senegal with concurrent accreditation to Mali, Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. He was Chef de Cabinet of the Foreign Secretary of India and of Director of the United Nations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi and served as Director of the Nehru Centre and Minister (Culture) of the High Commission of India in London since 2005.

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