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Selected Highlights of the Director-General's activities

25 June - 1 July 2012

25 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 opened the multimedia exhibition on “The Development Journey and Volunteers of the World”, prepared by the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Volunteers programme.

The Director-General attended a reception marking the national day of Luxembourg and the departure of Mr. Jean Feyder, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General attended an event on “Women, War and Peace” and a screening of the documentary “Peace Unveiled”, hosted by Ms. Elissa Golberg, Permanent Representative of Canada, and co-hosted by Interpeace and the World YWCA.
26 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 a plenary meeting of the Conference.

The Director-General participated in the ‘Vigne des Nations’ ceremony highlighting the 10th anniversary of the Membership of Switzerland in the United Nations.

The Director-General attended a reception in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the London 2012 Olympics, hosted by Ms. Karen E. Pierce, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General attended a reception hosted by Mr. Mari Amano, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament.
27 JUNE 2012
The Director-General organized a luncheon in honour of Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, bidding farewell to the departing Ambassador.
28 JUNE 2012
The Director-General participated in the inauguration ceremony unveiling the final part of the ‘Fresco of Peace’ created by Mr. Hans Erni, as a part of celebrations marking the third centenary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

The Director-General met with Mr. Riek Puok Riek, Ambassador, Chargé d'affaires a.i., Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Director-General participated by videoconference in a meeting of the Senior Management Group, chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General.
29 JUNE 2012
The Director-General met with Mr. Gregory Starr, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security.

The Director-General, on behalf of the Secretary-General and a range of United Nations entities, addressed the “Urgent Appeal for the Sahel,” an African Group Initiative intended to raise the profile of the humanitarian crisis in the region.
30 JUNE 2012
The Director-General participated in a meeting of the Syria Action Group, chaired by the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria.

The Director-General attended a luncheon hosted by Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation.