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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

15 - 21 May 2017

15 MAY 2017
The Director-General delivers welcoming remarks at the opening of the 2017 Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries’ Film Festival to Celebrate the Portuguese Language and Culture.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York.

The Director-General meets with Ms. Barbara Hintermann, Secretary-General of the CAUX – Initiative of Change Foundation, and Mr. Rainer Gude, Chargé de mission.

The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Ms. Monique van Daalen, presents her credentials to the Director-General.
16 MAY 2017
The Director-General delivers remarks on the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community at the UN-GLOBE Workshop training, on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

The Director-General meets with H.E. Ms. Elayne Whyte Gómez, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Costa Rica to discuss nuclear disarmament efforts.

The Director-General delivers welcoming remarks at the “Young Virutosi” Concert of the laureates of the 11th Adila Alieva International Piano Competition. This cultural event is organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
17 MAY 2017
The Director-General delivers a speech on International Geneva and global health entitled “La Genève Internationale, le remède pour un monde malade” as part of the La Tour Hospital’s “Colloques de La Tour”, a series of seminars.

The Director-General meets with His Eminence, Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development of the Holy See.
18 MAY 2017
The Director-General travels to London to deliver remarks on the role of business in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at the “Business as Platform for Change Panel”, part of the Fortune CEO Series organized by Salesforce.
19 MAY 2017
The Director-General participates in the Seminar for the Special and Personal Representatives, Envoys and Advisers of United Nations Secretary-General in Mont-Pèlerin, Switzerland.



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