14 - 20 January 2013
14 JANUARY 2013
The Director-General participated by videoconference in a meeting of the Senior Management Group, chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General.
15 JANUARY 2013
The Director-General met Mr. András Dékány, Permanent Representative of Hungary to discuss issues related to the Conference on Disarmament, and other areas of common interest.
The Director-General opened the exhibition “Germany and France, Half a century of friendship and cooperation" organized by the Permanent Missions of France and Germany to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
16 JANUARY 2013
The new Permanent Representative of Malta, Mr. John Paul Grech, presented his credentials to the Director-General, who welcomed him as his country’s new representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
The Director-General visited the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and held an exchange with students on challenges facing the United Nations, as well as the role of the UN in addressing key international problems.
The Director-General met Mr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). They discussed issues of common interest and continued cooperation between the United Nations and ITU.
17 JANUARY 2013
The Director-General participated in the opening ceremony of the Conférence Internationale permanente d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes (CIUTI) Forum.
The Director-General met with Mr. Ernesto Enrique Baca, Assistant Secretary-General ERP Project, Department of Management to discuss the implementation of the project at UNOG as well as related issues.
The Director-General met the President-elect of the Human Rights Council, Mr. Remigiusz Henczel, Permanent Representative of Poland, to discuss accessibility for persons with disabilities to the Palais des Nations and the work of the Human Rights Council.
The Director-General met Mr. Rytis Martikonis, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission to discuss issues of common interest.
The Director-General participated in a visit to Ariana Museum.