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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

18 - 24 November 2013

18 NOVEMBER 2013
The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. They discussed cooperation between UNOG and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Acting Director-General participated in a working luncheon with Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to discuss issues of common interest.
19 NOVEMBER 2013
The Acting Director-General opened the 41st edition of the 2013 United Nations Women’s Guild Bazaar. He warmly thanked the members of the Guild for their excellent work and dedication for disadvantaged children around the world.

The Acting Director-General signed the book of condolences at the Permanent Mission of Cyprus in connection with the passing of Mr. Glafcos Clerides, former President of Cyprus.

The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Rolf Heuer, Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). They discussed issues of common interest and cooperation between UNOG and CERN in the areas of technology, science and education and training.
20 NOVEMBER 2013
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Acting Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Oman, hosted by Ambassador Mr. Abdulla Nasser Al-Rahbi, Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

The Acting Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the Anniversary of the Birth of the Emperor of Japan, hosted by Ambassador Yoichi Otabe, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva and Ambassador Toshio Sano, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament.
21 NOVEMBER 2013
The Acting Director-General participated in a breakfast with Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to discuss continued cooperation between UNOG and IOM and other issues of common interest.

As part of his meetings with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, the Acting Director-General met with the Chair of the African Group, Ambassador Pedro Comissário, Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General participated in a luncheon with Mr. Kofi Annan and his spouse.

As part of his meetings with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, the Acting Director-General met with the Chair of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG), Ambassador Ana María Menéndez Pérez, Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

As part of his continuing meetings with UNOG staff, the Acting Director-General met with members of the United Nations Information Service Geneva (UNIS).

The Director-General met with Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO). They discussed the work of the ILO and continued cooperation between UNOG and the ILO.
22 NOVEMBER 2013
The Acting Director-General opened the briefing session of the G20 Russian Presidency, with the participation of Ambassador Vadim Lukov, Executive Secretary of the Interagency Commission on Russia’s participation in the G20, G8 and BRICS, Ambassador Alexey Borodavkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other international organization in Geneva, Ambassador Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations Office and other international organization in Geneva, as well as heads of permanent missions and representatives of international organizations.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Yu Shukun, Minister Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland.

As part of his meetings with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, the Acting Director-General met with the Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), Ambassador Alberto Pedro D'Alotto, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.