Interim Head, OSESG-B
Ely Dieng is interim Head of the office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Burundi (OSESG-B). He has general oversight of the Office in the pursuit of its mandate.
He is also OSESG-B’s Advisor on support to Burundi’s Security Sector Reform (SSR).
Before joining OSESG-B, Mr Dieng worked in similar capacities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Côte d'Ivoire, contributing to the design of SSR strategies and other UN capacity-building interventions, notably in the areas of governance and security.
Prior to that, he also served with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, the UNDP and the World Bank focusing on issues of governance, peace, security, and post-crisis reconstruction and development.
Mr. Dieng holds a Master’s in International Relations and International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Johns Hopkins), in Washington, DC.
Closure of OSESG-B
The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Burundi (OSESG-B) closed on 31 May 2021, transferring its responsibilities to the UN Country Team in Burundi, led by the Resident Coordinator.