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Anthony Banbury

Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Field Support, United Nations


Mr. Anthony Banbury (USA) was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in September 2014. Under Mr. Banbury’s leadership, UNMEER provided the operational framework and unity of purpose to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to bring an end to the ebola crisis.

Mr. Banbury has now resumed his position as Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support where he is responsible for providing operational support to United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions around the world. Mr. Banbury has a long and varied international career, including having served as acting Principal Deputy Special Representative in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, World Food Programme’s Regional Director for Asia, and in UN field operations in Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

In addition, Mr. Banbury has worked in the United States Government as Head of the Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations Directorate at the National Security Council, and served as a Senior Policy Advisor on Balkans issues in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.