21 JANUARY 2013
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, which resumed its work today.
The Director-General participated in an Interreligious Service organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
22 JANUARY 2013
The Director-General participated in the opening plenary meeting of the 2013 session of the Conference on Disarmament.
The Director-General met Mr. Heinrich Mandel-Mantello, a “veteran” user of the UNOG Library for over 60 years. He personally presented newly-extended UNOG Cultural Passports to Mr. and Mrs. Mandel-Mantello, and offered them a special Lifetime Honorary Library Card.
The Director-General attended a concert of the United Nations Orchestra, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty between Germany and France.
The Director-General met Mr. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.