Brussels The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is delighted to announce the appointment of Donald K. Steinberg as its new Vice-President (Multilateral Affairs), based in New York.

Don Steinberg has an outstanding public policy background, having served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, White House, and Congress, with broad international experience in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. In his new role, which he will take up in mid-October 2005, he will be responsible for Crisis Group's advocacy with the United Nations and its member states and will provide policy input to our reports, with a focus on UN developments. He will also play a central role in private sector fundraising in the United States.

Currently the Randolph Jennings Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Don Steinberg was previously Director, Joint Policy Council, Department of State (2003-04); Principal Deputy Director for Policy Planning, Department of State (2001-03); Special Representative of Presidents Clinton and Bush for Global Humanitarian Demining (1998-2001, in which capacity he mobilized major financial support from corporations, foundations and private individuals); Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2000-01); Special Haiti Coordinator, Department of State, (1999-2001); U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola (1995-98); and National Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for African Affairs (1994-95).

Crisis Group's current Vice-President (Multilateral Affairs), Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, is relocating to Florida for family reasons, and will continue with Crisis Group on a part-time basis as Senior Adviser. She has done an outstanding job since joining Crisis Group in 2001, and will continue to play a major role in policy development and advocacy in her new position.

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