29 October - 4 November 2012
29 OCTOBER 2012
The Director-General opened the Conference of Burundi’s Development Partners. He expressed the support of the United Nations for the development of Burundi and highlighted the role of Geneva as a peacebuilding platform.
The Director-General welcomed Ms. Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General on her working visit to UNOG and attended her meetings with the staff of the divisions of UNOG and representatives of the Staff Coordinating Council.
The Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Turkey hosted by Mr. Oğuz Demiralp, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland.
The Director-General met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan H.E. Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar at the reception hosted by Mr. Zamir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, in connection with the Universal Periodical Review of Pakistan and Pakistan's candidature to the Human Rights Council.
30 OCTOBER 2012
Together with Ms. Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, the Director-General travelled to Bern, Switzerland to meet with Swiss Federal officials.
The Director-General, together with Ms. Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, met with the Chiefs of Administration/Human Resources of the main clients of UNOG administrative services.
31 OCTOBER 2012
Together with Ms. Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, the Director-General hosted a town hall meeting with UNOG staff to discuss change initiatives and organizational priorities.
The Director-General attended a dinner-debate hosted by the Diplomatic Club of Geneva, with
Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Ambassador Luzius Wasescha, Chairman, Diplomatic Club of Geneva, in honour of the 25th anniversary of Ms. Barbara Hendricks as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
1 NOVEMBER 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor of the Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. They discussed issues of common interest, including the "Hiroshima for Global Peace" Plan, an important initiative to promote disarmament.
The new Permanent Representative of Switzerland, Mr. Alexandre Fasel, presented his credentials to the Director-General, who welcomed him as his country’s new representative to the United Nations in Geneva.