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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

1 - 7 August 2011

1 AUGUST 2011
The Director-General attended a reception to celebrate the National Day of the Swiss Confederation. In his remarks at the event, he thanked the Host Government for its unwavering support of the international community, in particular the United Nations Office at Geneva, and its spirit of strong cooperation.
2 AUGUST 2011
Ms. Joanne Adamson, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Disarmament presented a letter of nomination to the Director-General.

The Director-General visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and met with Prof. Rolf Heuer, Director-General.

The Director-General attended a reception in celebration of the National Day of Morocco.
3 AUGUST 2011
The Director-General met with Mr. Peter Gooderham, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to discuss continued cooperation with the United Nations Office at Geneva and practical measures to reduce paper consumption and promote environmental sustainability.

The Director-General met with Mr. Park Sang-ki, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to discuss issues of increasing multifaceted cooperation between UNOG and the Republic of Korea.
4 AUGUST 2011
The Director-General addressed the plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and shared his impressions of the General Assembly meeting held on the subject of the CD from 27-29 July 2011.
5 AUGUST 2011
The Director-General met with Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace to discuss issues related to mutual cooperation and support.

The Director-General met with Mr. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative of Australia. Among issues discussed were Australia’s “Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness” and its commitment to expanding and making more efficient its aid programmes.