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                                                       19 January 1995







          UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION ELECTS PRESIDENT,

                        VICE-PRESIDENT FOR 1995-1996





      GENEVA, 19 January (UN  Information Service) -- The Governing  Council

of  the  United Nations  Compensation  Commission,  established by  Security

Council resolution 692 (1991)  to review compensation claims  resulting from

Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait, has elected Italy as its President

for  the  period 1995-1996,  replacing Spain  which  held the  presidency in

1993-1994.  The Council also elected Indonesia as its Vice-President for the

same period, replacing Brazil.



      The  new President is the Permanent Representative of Italy in Geneva,

Giuseppe Baldocci.  The  new Vice-President is Soemadi D.M.  Brotodiningrat,

the Permanent Representative of Indonesia in Geneva.



      The Governing  Council of the  Compensation Commission  will hold  its

next meeting from 20 to 24 March.





















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