B. Lynn Pascoe U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
U.N. Under Secretary-General & Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict is speaking Oct. 18, 2010 B. Lynn Pascoe, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Truman Center at UMKC. B. Lynn Pascoe, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to Kansas City , USG Pascoe, a Missouri native and a graduate of Kansas University, will address the Mayor's U.N. Day Dinner that evening in Pierson Auditorium, UMKC, to mark the 65th anniversary of the United Nations. USG Pascoe was appointed to his current position by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on March 1, 2007. Immediately before joining the U.N., Mr. Pascoe was the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia from October 2004 to February 2007. He previously served as deputy assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department following postings as U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and U.S. special negotiator for regional conflicts in the former Soviet Union.
In 1996, Mr. Pascoe served at the United Nations as a special advisor to the U.S. Permanent Mission. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Pascoe was director of the American Institute in Taiwan. He also served as the principal deputy assistant secretary in the East Asian and Pacific Bureau of the State Department, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, deputy executive secretary of the Department of State, and special assistant to the deputy Secretary of State.
In an almost 40-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Pascoe also held positions on the Soviet and China desks and has bee posted to Moscow, Hong Kong and Bangkok, as well as to Beijing twice and to Kuala Lumpur. He speaks mandarin Chinese.