Diplomats: Norway's Solheim to be new UN environment chief

May 2, 2016 6:23 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – U.N. diplomats say Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the U.N. environment agency.

Solheim currently heads the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's committee on development assistance. He also serves as special envoy for environment, conflict and disaster for the United Nations Environment Program known as UNEP.

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