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Activities

6 - 12 January 2014

6 JANUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with members of the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council to discuss issues of common interest.

The Acting Director-General participated by videoconference in a meeting of the Senior Management Group, chaired by the Secretary-General.
7 JANUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria and H.E. Mr. Urs Schmid, Chargé d’affaires, a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Mr. Faisal bin Hassan Trad, presented his credentials to the Acting Director-General, who welcomed him as his country’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Rashid Khalikov, Director of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva on issues of common interest.
8 JANUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Ms. Wafaa Bassim, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations Office and specialized institutions in Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland prior to her departure from Geneva and wished her the best in her future endeavours.

The Acting Director-General participated in a luncheon with Mr. Nicolas Michel, Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel.

The Acting Director-General participated in the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the Ferney-Voltaire Model United Nations (FerMUN) on the theme "Climate change - engaging youth".

The Acting Director-General attended a cocktail reception on the occasion of the “Fête des Rois”, organized by Mr. Jurgen Baumhoff, Director General of the Intercontinental Hotel.
9 JANUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria to discuss preparations for the upcoming Geneva Conference on Syria and other issues of common interest.

The Acting Director-General participated in an Ambassadors Lunch organized by the World Economic Forum. Issues discussed included current and future global challenges.

The Acting Director-General participated in a town hall meeting hosted by the Secretary-General during which staff of different offices of the United Nations Secretariat around the world shared their perspectives.
10 JANUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General participated in a luncheon with H.E. Mr. Alexey Borodavkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other international organizations having their Headquarters in Geneva. They discussed issues of common interest.