18 - 24 June 2012
18 JUNE 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 presidential consultations of the Conference.
The Director-General met Mr. Hisham Badr, Permanent Representative of Egypt, and discussed the efforts of the Africa Group with respect to the humanitarian situation in the Sahel.
19 JUNE 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland and expressed appreciation for the contributions of Finland to the work of the United Nations.
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, addressed by Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The Director-General opened a symposium on “Ninety years after the Åland Islands Settlement - Challenges and Prospects for Peace Mediation”.
The Director-General opened the exhibition “Women, Water and Wells” which focused on the critical importance of clean, safe water to African development, and in particular, to women.
The Director-General attended a reception organized by Mr. Frederik Paulsen, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.
20 JUNE 2012
The Director-General opened the Library Talks panel discussion on "Volunteerism - Avenue for Social Transformation".
The Director-General offered his condolences to the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, following the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia.
The Director-General met Mr. Kishore Singh, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education to discuss issues of common interest, including Mr. Singh’s recent report to the 20th session of the Human Rights Council.
The Director-General welcomed the World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Programme to the UN Office at Geneva.
The Director-General participated in the General Assembly of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva, which was followed by a conference given by Mr. Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on Syria.
21 JUNE 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. They discussed shared priorities and areas of continued cooperation between the United Nations and Kazakhstan.
The Director-General attended a reception hosted by Mr. Christian Strohal, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office and other specialized institutions in Geneva.
22 JUNE 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Luvsantseren Orgil, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.