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Former Tanzanian Leader Sworn In as Deputy UN Secretary-General

Tanzania's former foreign minister has been sworn in as the deputy to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

At a swearing-in ceremony this week, Asha-Rose Migiro said she would work to bring about a more integrated United Nations, where agencies work together.

Speaking to reporters, Migiro said her experience leading Tanzanian government ministries and her background in academia have prepared her for the new job.

At the time of her appointment last month, Mr. Ban said he intends to delegate much of his office's management and administrative work to Migiro.

Mr. Ban had indicated he would choose a woman as his deputy, and it was widely speculated that she would be from sub-Saharan Africa. The U.N., however, said gender and geography were not deciding factors.