27 August - 2 September 2012
27 AUGUST 2012
The Director-General chaired a half-day retreat for senior managers of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The retreat provided the opportunity to strategize on the way forward for UNOG in the context of the priorities of the Secretary-General.
The Director-General met Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State, United States of America.
The Director-General offered his condolences at the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia, following the death of the country’s Prime Minister, Mr. Melesse Zenawi.
28 AUGUST 2012
The Director-General met Ms. Lisa Buttenheim, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). They discussed the current situation in the region and other issues of common interest.
The Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, participated in a plenary meeting of the Conference on Disarmament.
29 AUGUST 2012
The Director-General met Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Director-General met Mr. Jordi Serra, Executive Director of the International Table Tennis Federation to discuss issues of common interest.
30 AUGUST 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Saber Azam, Regional Representative/Regional Coordinator for Central Asia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They discussed recent developments in the region and shared priorities.