NEW YORK, September 25, 2014— The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General learned with profound sadness of the passing today of Margaret Vogt, who served as his Special Representative in the Central African Republic from 2011 to 2013.
The Secretary-General pays tribute to Ms. Vogt’s long and rich career in the United Nations, the African Union and academia. He recalls that Ms. Vogt was known for her tireless work, unmatched kindness and the incredible courage she displayed in the many dangerous duty stations where she served.
The Secretary-General salutes Ms. Vogt’s leadership, including during very turbulent times in Somalia and the Central African Republic. She saved lives, inspired others and brought joy to those she met. Her many friends, colleagues and admirers, in the United Nations and elsewhere, will always remember her profound decency and humanity.
The Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to Ms. Vogt’s family.
SOURCE: United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General