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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

6 - 12 November 2017

6 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers remarks at the Oath of Office Ceremony for the new staff.

The Director-General meets with the Czech national delegation present in Geneva for its Universal Period Review (UPR), a review of the human rights records of UN Member States.
7 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General meets with the national delegation of Guatemala present in Geneva for its Universal Period Review (UPR), a review of the human rights records of UN Member States.

The Director-General meets with the Argentinian national delegation present in Geneva for its Universal Period Review (UPR), a review of the human rights records of UN Member States.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Kay Scheller, President of the German Federal Court of Auditors, Member of the UN Board of Auditors, and his colleagues.

The Director-General attends a public lecture at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies entitled “Lutte contre le changement climatique: l’affaire de tous”, with S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
8 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers a speech at the European launch of the UN-World Bank study “Pathways for Peace” – Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict”. The event is part of the 2017 Geneva Peace Week.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Ms. Antje Leendertse, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General meets with the South Korean national delegation present in Geneva for its Universal Period Review (UPR), a review of the human rights records of UN Member States.

The Director-General meets with the three winners of a contest of ideas to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, carried out during the Open Day of the Palais des Nations.
9 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers opening remarks on behalf of Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of UNECE, at the Opening of the 78th session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management, including its Ministerial meeting.

The Director-General meets with bilateral ambassadors accredited to Berne during an event organised by the Security Policy Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Director-General delivers welcoming remarks at the Geneva Lecture Series on the topic: “Current Internet Governance Challenges: what’s next?”, with Mr. Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft.
10 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers welcoming remarks at the launch of the book “On building peace” by Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg. The event is part of Geneva Peace Week.
11 NOVEMBER 2017
The Director-General travels to Dubai to participate in the annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2017, an event organized by the World Economic Forum.



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