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Highlight of this week's activities

12 - 18 September 2011

12 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Director-General represented the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Conference on International Cooperation and Chemical Safety and Security by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The Director-General attended a reception in celebration of the 66th anniversary of the independence of Indonesia.
13 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Director-General met with Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives.

The Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, took part in a Plenary Meeting of the CD.

Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of the Swiss Confederation to the Conference on Disarmament presented his letter of nomination to the Director-General, who welcomed him in his new role.

The Director-General met with Mr. Vijay Rangarajan, Director, Multilateral Policy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and thanked the United Kingdom for its role in United Nations reform as well as its support for UNOG’s greening efforts and the Strategic Heritage Plan.
14 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Director-General met with Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar for an exchange of views on recent developments in the country and the region.

The Director-General met with Mr. Askar Shakirov, Commissioner for Human Rights of Kazakhstan to discuss issues related to human rights in that country and the related work of the United Nations.

The Director-General met with Mr. Luvsantseren Orgil, Permanent Representative of Mongolia.

The Director-General participated by video-conference in the Management Committee meeting chaired by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General in which cross-cutting management issues of the Organization were discussed.
15 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Director-General met with Mr. Li Congjun, President, Xinhua News Agency for an exchange of views on the importance of communication and outreach to mobilize support for the work of the United Nations and the work of the UN in Geneva.

The Director-General hosted the opening of an exhibit on the “Doers of Democracy” which was organized by the United Nations Democracy Fund in commemoration of the International Day for Democracy.

The Director-General met with Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to discuss the organization of the Geneva Lecture Series, a joint UNOG-UNITAR initiative.

In an interview for articles to be published in UN Special and DB International Business magazines, the Director-General discussed his priorities for the United Nations Office at Geneva and highlights of his term thus far.

Mrs. Sujata Mehta, Permanent Representative of the Republic of India to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) presented her letter of nomination to the Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the CD and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, who welcomed her in her new role.

The Director-General participated in a meeting of alumni from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The Director-General, also an alumni of the Institute, discussed the role of International Geneva and the work of the United Nations.
16 SEPTEMBER 2011
The Director-General hosted a working luncheon to mark the conclusion of the 2011 session of the Conference on Disarmament during which he stressed the importance of taking forward the work of the Conference for international peace and security.

The Director-General met with Mr. Jonas Rudalevièius, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to discuss the contributions of Lithuania to the work of the United Nations and issues of common concern.

The Director-General met with Mr. Philippe Lefort, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia.

Mrs. Kateøina Sequensová of the Czech Republic presented her credentials to the Director-General who welcomed her as her country’s new representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

The Director-General received the credentials of Mr. Apolinário Jorge Correia, the Permanent Representative of Angola and welcomed him as the new representative of his country to the United Nations in Geneva.



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