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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

11 - 17 September 2017

The Director-General delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum for the 2017 Annual Curators Meeting of the Global Shapers, a network of hubs developed and led by young people committed to contributing to their communities.

The Director-General meets with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the new Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and Special Representative of the Prime Minister on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The Director-General meets with H.E. Mr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the renovation and refurbishment of Room XIX in the Palais des Nations.

The Director-General chairs a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Bruce Jenks, Senior Advisor at theDag Hammarskjold Foundation, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator at the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, to discuss their report on financing the United Nations development system.
The Director-General travels to New York City to participate in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly as well as to attend the UN Private Sector Forum and World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit.