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Date 26 October 1984

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE

TO THE UNITED NATIONS

The M in is t e r f o r Foreign A f f a i r s , Mr B i l l Hayden MP,

today announced th e appointment o f Mr Cavan Hogue as Deputy

Permanent R e p rese n tative o f A u s t r a l i a t o th e U nited N a tio n s , New

York. The appointment fo llo w s A u s t r a l i a ' s e l e c t i o n t o the S e c u rity

Counci l .

Mr Hogue w i l l have the personal rank o f Ambassador.

Mr W oolcott w i l l c o n tin u e as A u s t r a l i a ' s Permanent R e p re s e n ta tiv e to

the United N a tio n s .

Mr Hayden s a id t h a t Mr Hogue's appointm ent r e f l e c t e d the

Government's wish to s tre n g th e n A u s t r a l i a ' s r e p r e s e n ta tio n a t the

United Nations f o l l o w i n g i t s e l e c t i o n to the S e c u r ity C o u n c il. During

i t s tw o -y e a r te rm , A u s t r a li a would be c a lle d on t o c o n s id e r im p o rta n t

i n t e r n a t i o n a l issues in sometimes d i f f i c u l t circu m s ta n c es .

Mr Hogue jo in e d the Department o f Foreign A f f a i r s in 1958

and has served in Seoul, Rome, Mexico C i t y , S a n tia g o , Manila and

J a k a r ta . He held s e n io r p o s itio n s in th e Department o f Im m ig ra tio n

and Ethnic A f f a i r s between 1981 and 1983. He has been A u s t r a l i a ' s

Ambassador to Mexico sin ce May 1983.

Mr Hogue w i l l t a k e up h i s new a p p o i n t m e n t i n J a n u a r y 1 98 5 ,

when A u s t r a l i a b e g i n s i t s t e r m on t h e S e c u r i t y C o u n c i l .