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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities - 17 - 23 September 2018

17 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Director-General delivers a speech at the opening of the 2nd International conference of Young Francophones, organized by the International Organisation of La Francophonie. The event will gather 200 young people from francophone countries on the topic of solidary and respect for diversity.

The new Permanent Observer of the European Union, H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens, presents his letter of nomination to the Director-General.

The Director General meets with Ms. Michelle Bachelet, new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Ms. Renata Dwan, Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Ulugbek Lapasov, presents his credentials to the Director-General.
18 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Director-General delivers opening remarks at the exhibition “Alâthar: Seul(e) après Daesh”, a photography exhibition organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Geneva Liaison Office.

The Director-General gives an interview to the “Tribune de Genève” to share his vision of International Geneva and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Director-General co-chairs the Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP) advisory board meeting.

The Director-General participates in a video interview with Greycells, the Association of Former International Civil Servants, and the Ville de Genève to announce the launching of a social media campaign “Seniors and the Millennials Working Together for the Sustainable Development Goals”.
19 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General delivers remarks at the opening of “World Peace Art Exhibition 2018”, a cultural activity organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan. The event will be followed by a cherry tree-planting ceremony in the Ariana Park.

The Director-General delivers remarks at the classical piano recital by pianist Joanne Camilleri, an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Malta.
20 SEPTEMBER 2018
The new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Mr. Michael Ungern-Sternberg, presents his credentials to the Director-General.

The Director-General meets with Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
21 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Director-General opens the 6th edition of the ”Geneva Peace Talks: “Peace Without Borders”, an event organized in collaboration with Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, to celebrate the International Day of Peace.



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