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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

14 - 20 April 2014

14 APRIL 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Ian Richards, Executive Secretary of the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council.

In his capacity as the Acting Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Acting Director-General chaired a town hall meeting for UNECE staff members.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to discuss the promotion of ‘International Geneva’ and cooperation between UNOG and WIPO.

The Acting Director-General participated in the oath of office ceremony for new staff members of the United Nations in Geneva.

In his capacity as the Acting Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Acting Director-General participated in a roundtable discussion of UNECE’s Group of Experts on Gas.

The Acting Director-General participated in a seminar on the occasion of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, organized by the International Peace Bureau.
15 APRIL 2014
The Acting Director-General visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and met with Professor Rolf Heuer, the Director-General of CERN.

The Acting Director-General met Mr. Antti Turunen, United Nations Representative to the Geneva International Discussions and Chairman of the Joint Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Alexander Zuev, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Rashid Khalikov, Director of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
16 APRIL 2014
The Acting Director-General signed the condolence book opened at the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago following the passing of H.E. Mr. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, third President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (1997 to 2003).

In his capacity as Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Acting Director-General participated in a meeting of the Board of the UNECE Executive Committee.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
17 APRIL 2014
The Acting Director-General met with the Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Acting Director-General met with representatives of the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council: Mr. Jamshid Gaziyev, President, Mr. Ian Richards, Executive Secretary, Ms. Elizabeth James, Vice-President, and Ms. Cathy Peck-Arif, Deputy Executive Secretary.

The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Robert Steele, Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Acting Director-General met Mr. Michael A. McKay, Geneva Chapter Chair and Mr. Anthony Conway-Fell of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC).

The Acting Director-General opened an exhibition on the evolution of the Chinese language on the occasion of Chinese Language Day.