11 - 17 March 2013
11 MARCH 2013
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 presidential consultations of the Conference.
The Director-General participated by videoconference in a meeting of the Senior Management Group, chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General.
The Director-General met Mr. Christian Strohal, Permanent Representative of Austria, Mr. Manuel B. Dengo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Costa Rica and Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico.
12 MARCH 2013
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 session of the Conference.
The Director-General visited the International Table Tennis Federation Headquarters (ITTF) in Renens, Switzerland and met with ITTF President, Mr. Adham Sharara.
14 MARCH 2013
The Director-General participated in a panel discussion on “Water for All - The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation - 2015 and beyond”, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva on the occasion of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council.
The Director-General participated in an organizational meeting of the Open-ended Working Group to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons.
The Director-General participated in the UN Leadership Dialogue, with the participation of Ms. Joan Dubinsky, Director of UN Ethics Office.
The Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the Fifty-first session of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Board, hosted by Ms. Sarah Cook, Director of UNRISD.
15 MARCH 2013
The Director-General chaired a UNOG Executive Briefing by Mr. Kim Won-soo, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Change Implementation.
The Director-General signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the renovation and the refurbishment of Conference Room I of the Palais des Nations with Mr. Esen Aydogdyev, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
The Director-General met Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). They discussed continued cooperation between UNOG and OHCHR.