21 - 27 October 2013
23 OCTOBER 2013
The Director-General met with Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, as well as Mr. Filippo Lombardi, President of the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly, to bid farewell prior to his departure from Geneva.
24 OCTOBER 2013
The Director-General met with Mr. Arvin Boolell, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius.
The Director-General met Mr. Jean-Marc Boulgaris, Ambassador and former Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva to discuss issues of common interest.
The Director-General attended a farewell reception held in his honour hosted by Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
The Director-General participated in the celebration of United Nations Day and presented long-serving staff members of UNOG with awards for their service to the United Nations. He expressed appreciation to staff for their dedication and commitment, highlighting that the Organization’s achievements were made thanks to their spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
The Director-General attended a farewell reception held in his honour by Ambassador Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, as well as the cantonal and municipal of Geneva.
The Director-General opened United Nations Day concert by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at Victoria Hall in Geneva.