21 - 27 May 2012
21 MAY 2012
The Director-General represented the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the 65th World Health Assembly, held at the UN Office at Geneva.
The Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, participated in presidential consultations of the Conference.
22 MAY 2012
The Director-General, in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference, participated in a plenary meeting of the Conference.
The Director-General met Prince Mired Bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan to discuss shared priorities with regard to disarmament-related issues.
The Director-General met Mr. Guy Rajemison Rakotomaharo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Madagascar to discuss the country’s contributions to the work of the United Nations and continued cooperation.
The Director-General met Mr. Alexey Borodavkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. They discussed regional developments and other issues of common interest.
The Director-General opened “Sueños”, a performance by Ecuadorian children which highlighted human rights for people with disabilities.
23 MAY 2012
The Director-General met Ambassador Fred Tanner, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Dr. Caty Clément, Head of the GCSP Conflict and Peacebuilding Programme.
The new Permanent Representative of Zambia, Ms. Encyla Chishiba Tina Sinjela, presented her credentials to the Director-General, who welcomed her as her country’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
The Director-General attended the ceremony for the recipients of the "Genève reconnaissante" Award, organized by the Administrative Council of the City of Geneva.
24 MAY 2012
The Director-General met Ms. Agnès Marcaillou, Director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The Director-General met Ms. Josette Sheeran, recently appointed Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to discuss the current global economic situation and continued cooperation in addressing global challenges.
The Director-General attended a reception in celebration of the National Day of Cameroon, hosted by Mr. Anatole Fabien Marie Nkou, Permanent Representative of Cameroon to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
The Director-General attended a reception organized by Mr. Frederik Paulsen, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.