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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

4 - 10 December 2017

4 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers a speech at a public event on “1000 Days of SDGs: Is International Geneva walking the talk?”, organized by the Global Health Centre in cooperation with the International Development Research Centre and THINK SDGs.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Chaesub Lee, Elected Official of the ITU and Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

The Director-General delivers a speech at the UNOG cultural activity “Like Wildflowers, Like Stars”, an exhibition with artwork from Korean painter Mr. Kim Geun-tae organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Noel Curran, recently appointed Director-General of the European Broadcasting Union.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Valentin Zellweger, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland, to discuss ongoing collaboration between UN Geneva and its host country.
5 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General welcomes H.E. Mr. Ignazio Cassis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA), to the Palais des Nations for his first visit to International Geneva since taking office.

The Director-General meets with the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Inspectors.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. John, Paton Quinn, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia.

The Director-General delivers the opening welcome speech at the High-Level Segment of the Annual Meeting of Frontline Humanitarian Negotiators, organized by the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiations.
7 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General meets with Mr. Francesco Rocca, recently elected President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and with Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The Director-General meets with Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Director-General is present at the “Fête de l’Escalade” organized by the Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI).
8 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General delivers remarks at the “Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award 2017”.

The Director-General meets with Mr. Eric Leyvraz, President of the Grand Council of Geneva, Mr. Jean Romain, first vice-President of the Grand Council and Mr. Antoine Barde, former President of the Grand Council.

The Director-General delivers remarks for a group of students from the Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), Paris.
9 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General represents the United Nations Secretary-General and delivers a statement on his behalf at the fourth edition of the “Human Rights Concert”.
10 DECEMBER 2017
The Director-General attends the Celebration of the Escalade, during which the Historical Parade of the Escalade (Cortège de la Compagnie 1602).



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