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Highlight of this week's activities

24 - 30 June 2013

24 JUNE 2013
The Director-General met with members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) to discuss administrative matters, as well as the Strategic Heritage Plan for renovation of the Palais des Nations.

The Director-General met Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis to discuss issues of common interest, including an upcoming conference on the Syrian crisis in Geneva.

The Director-General participated in a luncheon hosted by Mr. Oðuz Demiralp, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland.

The Director-General participated by videoconference in a meeting of the Senior Management Group, chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General.

The Director-General opened an exhibition entitled "Avec les victimes de guerre", showcasing the work of Swiss photographer Jean Mohr on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Director-General hosted a reception in honour of the Chairman and members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).
25 JUNE 2013
The Director-General attended the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Geneva’s ‘Great British Breakfast’ with Mr. Angelos Pangratis, Permanent Representative of the European Union to the World Trade Organization on the topic of “The future of the WTO, trade policy, jobs and growth".

The Director-General met Mr. Paul van den Ijssel, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament prior to his departure from his post. The Director-General expressed his best wishes for future endeavours.

The Director-General met Mrs. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs to discuss issues of common interest, including developments with regard to the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and the Conference on Disarmament.

The Director-General met Mr. Hoshyar Zebari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq.

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.

The Director-General attended a farewell reception hosted by Mr. Hellmut Hoffmann, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament.

The Director-General met Ms. Gulnara Iskakova, Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva to discuss shared priorities of the United Nations and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Luxembourg hosted by Mr. Jean-Marc Hoscheit, Permanent Representative of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of Iraq's Chairmanship of the Conference on Disarmament with the participation of Mr. Hoshyar Zebari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq hosted by Mr. Mohammad Sabir Ismail, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
26 JUNE 2013
The Director-General met Mr. Viktor Khristenko, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission's (EEC) Board to discuss issues of common interest.

The Director-General participated in a luncheon hosted by Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva in honour of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) Members.

The Director-General attended a reception on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters hosted by Mr. Urs Schmid, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament.

The Director-General participated in a panel discussion on "Global Value Chains: Trade and Investment for Development" on the occasion of the release of World Investment Report 2013, organized by the Diplomatic Club of Geneva and UNCTAD.
27 JUNE 2013
The Director-General met Mr. Alexander Likhotal, President of Green Cross International to discuss continued cooperation and other issues of common interest.

The Director-General met H.E. Mr. Petar Stoyanov, Former President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1997-2002), President and Founder of the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CGDC).

The Director-General opened the exhibition “Light, Hope, Opportunity: Empowering Women through Clean Energy", organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
28 JUNE 2013
The Director-General opened a Special Session as part of the UNCTAD Gender Lecture Series on "Women and negotiations: Myth and reality - Tips and advice from women negotiators".

The Director-General Mr. Antti Turunen, United Nations Representative and Co-Chair of the Geneva International Discussions. They discussed issues of common interest, including developments related to the Caucuses and the latest round of the Geneva Discussions.

The Director-General met Mr. Pedro Oyarce, Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva prior to his departure from Geneva. He expressed his best wishes for his future endeavours.

The Director-General attended a « Soirée d'été » organized by Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva in honour of the members of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva.
30 JUNE 2013
The Director-General delivered a speech at the graduation ceremony of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and accepted an honorary degree award.



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