Interview with Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

8th January 2014

In March 2012, Angela Kane of Germany was chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, heading the office that promotes nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and supports disarmament regimes involving other weapons of mass destruction. It also promotes disarmament efforts in the area of conventional weapons, particularly small arms which are the weapons of choice in contemporary conflicts.

Ms. Kane has held a wide range of high positions in the United Nations during a long career in the Organization. Prior to assuming her current post, she was Under-Secretary-General for Management, following a term as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. She has also held leadership positions in peacekeeping and public information, and worked on disarmament issues earlier in her career in relation to the World Disarmament Campaign.

The UN News Centre spoke to Ms. Kane at the end of 2013, a year in which the field of disarmament saw a great deal of activity.

Read full interview here. [source: UN News Centre]