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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

9 - 15 January 2017

9 JANUARY 2017
The Director-General meets with Ms. Malayah Harper, General Secretary of the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA), to discuss collaboration between UNOG and World YWCA on gender equality and youth.

The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), to outline the agency’s humanitarian response for 2017. https://www.unrwa.org/

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Keith Harper, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Human Rights Council. http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/hrc/pages/hrcindex.aspx

The Director-General attends Secretary-General António Guterres’ first global townhall meeting with staff, webcast from the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
10 JANUARY 2017
The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), about the work of the UNWTO, its new liaison office in Geneva and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in 2017. http://www2.unwto.org/ http://www2.unwto.org/tourism4development2017

The Director-General attends a Geneva Gender Champions (GGC) Group of Friends meeting to discuss the expansion of the International Gender Champions initiative. http://genderchampions.com/
11 JANUARY 2017
The Director-General meets with 24 fellows of the “Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs”, a programme for young professionals who aspire to work in international organizations.

The Director-General delivers a speech at opening ceremony of the Model United Nations of the Lycée Ferney-Voltaire (FerMUN).
12 JANUARY 2017
The Director-General delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 2017 “Conférence internationale permanente d’Instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes” (CIUTI).

The Director-General meets with Mr. Olivier Coutau, Delegate to International Geneva for the Republic and canton of Geneva.
13 JANUARY 2017
The Director-General meets with Mr. Jurgen Baumhoff, General Manager of the InterContinental Geneva hotel.



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