British lawmaker Stephen O'Brien named new U.N. aid chief

March 9, 2015 4:59 PM

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British lawmaker Stephen O'Brien named new U.N. aid chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - British lawmaker and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Stephen O'Brien, will replace Valerie Amos as the United Nations aid chief, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday.

Amos, a former British Cabinet minister, Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for International Development, is stepping down in May after more than four years in the position.

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