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Director-General Meets Swiss Federal Authorities in Bern Prior to His Departure from UNOG

Director-General Meets Swiss Federal Authorities in Bern Prior to His Departure from UNOG

23 October 2013

The Director-General met with Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, as well as Mr. Filippo Lombardi, President of the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly, to bid farewell prior to his departure from Geneva. He expressed his appreciation for the unwavering support of the Swiss Government for the United Nations in Geneva and for advancing Geneva’s role as a multilateral hub. He also thanked them for the commitment of Switzerland to the priorities of the United Nations, especially with regard to disarmament, human security, conflict prevention and mediation.