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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities - 21 - 27 May 2018

21 MAY 2018
The Director-General delivers opening remarks at the 71st World Health Assembly, that takes place in Geneva from 21 to 26 May 2018.
22 MAY 2018
The new Permanent Representative of the Argentine Republic, H.E. Mr. Carlos Mario Fodadori, presents his credentials to the Director-General.

The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Ms. Paik Ji-ah, presents her credentials to the Director-General.

The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mr. Dejan Zlatanovic, presents his credentials to the Director-General.

The Director-General discusses with Mr. Antonio Zappulla, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Development of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, to explore potential synergies between the work of the Foundation and UNOG.

The Director-General meets with Ms. Terri Toyota, Ms. Victoria Crawford and Ms. Rosie Ponting from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Director-General meets with a delegation of members of the Estonian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the work of the UN, ongoing peace talks and the UN Secretary-General’s reform plans and their implications for UNOG.

The Director-General meets with the Honorable Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Ontario, Canada, and Ms. Rosemary McCarney, Permanent Representative of Canada, to discuss the role of International Geneva and the implementation of the SDGs.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India, and Dr. Praveen Singh, Chair of the Asian Economic Forum and Adviser for sports-related matters, to discuss the link between sports and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
23 MAY 2018
The Director-General meets with Mr. Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United-Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Ms. Pernille Kardel, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

The Director-General participates in an interview with Mr. Mark Leon Goldberg, Editor of the UN Dispatch, about International Geneva, the Perception Change Project, the SGD Lab, and the Gender Champions Initiative.
24 MAY 2018
The Director-General delivers remarks at the opening of the book launch “Long walk to peace: towards a culture of prevention”, a UNOG Library Talk organized by the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva.

The Director-General attends the lecture by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on “Securing our common future: an agenda for disarmament”, a presentation of his new disarmament agenda, taking place at the University of Geneva.
25 MAY 2018
The Director-General participates in the 2018 Seminar for the Special and Personal Representatives, Envoys and Advisers of United Nations Secretary-General in Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland.
26 MAY 2018
The Director-General participates in the “New Shape Forum” in Stockholm, Sweden, to exchange about reshaping global decision-making to better tackle global catastrophic risks.



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