Saraswathi Menon, former Director of the Policy Division in UN Women, will be among the members of the Advisory Group to review peace building architecture.
Menon brings an extensive experience as a researcher and academician as well as in the UN system, a statement released here said on Thursday.
She has been the Director of UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Evaluation Office. Menon's career includes experience in both policy and programme areas.
She served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Nepal and Deputy Chief of the Regional Programme and Policy Division in UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. Before joining the UNDP, she lectured in sociology at the Madras University in India.
The advisory group will undertake country studies in Burundi, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste and will conduct a policy and institutionalreview of the peace-building architecture.

It would also develop findings and recommendations based on this work. The group will submit a report to the General Assembly and the Security Council for consideration through an inter-governmental process managed by co-facilitators appointed by the two principal organs.
The intergovernmental process should be concluded with a concurrent decision by both organs before the end of 2015.

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