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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities - 20 - 26 March 2017

20 MARCH 2017
The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President of Development Finance at the World Bank Group.

The Director-General delivers opening remarks at the UNOG Library Talk marking the release of the joint report by International Gender Champions and UN-Women entitled “Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums”.

The Director-General meets with Ms. Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

The Director-General participates in an interview with TV5 Monde, a francophone global television network, to share his vision for UNOG and International Geneva.
21 MARCH 2017
The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Denmark.

The Director-General delivers a speech at the opening of “International Day of Nowruz”. More than 300 million people all around the world celebrate the day of vernal equinox – Nowruz – as the beginning of a new year.

The Director-General chairs a town hall meeting, briefing staff on UNOG’s achievements in 2016 and its priorities for 2017.

The Director-General co-chairs a meeting of the Steering Committee of the Strategic Heritage Plan for the Palais des Nations.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, during his visit to Geneva to discuss the collaboration between Senegal and the United Nations.
22 MARCH 2017
The Director-General meets with Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Senior Adviser on Policy to the United Nations Secretary-General.

The Director-General delivers a speech at the opening of art exhibition “Aqua” to mark World Water Day.

The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Director of the UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support and Co-chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).

The Director-General delivers a speech at the opening of the concert marking the International Day of the Francophonie.
23 MARCH 2017
The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Joseph N. Boakai Sr., Vice President of the Republic of Liberia.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Kofi Annan, Chairman and Founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former United Nations Secretary-General.
24 MARCH 2017
The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Sek Wannamethee, presents his credentials to the Director-General.

The Director-General receives the 2017 prize from the Fondation pour Genève for his efforts to bolster the international standing of Geneva.



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