1 A special envoy is an individual who, like a special representative, represents an international organization or a State on the basis of a temporary mandate. Since the early days of diplomatic relations between States and other political entities, special envoys have played an important, though usually rather unobtrusive role. By now they also form an inherent part of the institutional structure of the United Nations (UN) and can be found in the realm of regional organizations such as the European Union (‘EU’), the African Union (AU), or the Organization for...
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