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The Director-General

17 - 23 February 2014

17 FEBRUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General chaired a UNOG Executive Briefing with Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, Assistant Secretary-General, Acting Head and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

The Acting Director-General, in his capacity as Acting Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference, participated in presidential consultations of the Conference.
18 FEBRUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Roberto Carvalho de Azevédo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. They discussed collaboration between UNOG and WTO and priority issues on the United Nations agenda.

The Acting Director-General, in his capacity as Acting Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference, participated in the plenary meeting of the Conference.

The Acting Director-General met H.E. Mr. Minelik Alemu Getahun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office and other international organization in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Diane Fontannaz, Manager of the Conference & Event Service of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and representatives of other Swiss entities who took part in organizing the high-level segment in Montreux of the Geneva II conference on Syria, to thank them for excellent collaboration with the UN and propose that a “check-list” for the preparation of such major events be jointly prepared as a “lessons-learned” exercise.

The Acting Director-General met with the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in Geneva. They discussed how to enhance multilingualism throughout the United Nations system and other issues of common concern..
19 FEBRUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). They discussed the upcoming World Investment Forum (15-16 October 2014 in Geneva).

The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Alexandros Alexandris, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Switzerland and Mr. Nicholaos Stampolidis, Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art to discuss the gift to be given by Greece to UNOG.

The Acting Director-General, met with Mr. Abdurrahman A.H. Elgannas, Counsellor, Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Libya to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland.

The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. D. Bela Venkatesh Varma, Ambassador Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament.

The Acting Director-General met H.E. Mr. Marciano Octavio Garcia Da Silva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
20 FEBRUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Luisa Rebecca Sánchez Bello, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. They discussed issues of cooperation between their two organizations.

The Acting Director-General attended a dinner on the occasion of the adoption of the new Tunisian Constitution, hosted by H.E. Mr. Abderrazak Kilani, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tunisia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
21 FEBRUARY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Moses Kouni Mosé, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Marilena Viviani, Associate Director, Global Programme Partnerships in UNICEF and a group of ten students of the John F. Kennedy International School, who handed over hundreds of imprints of red hands collected during their campaign against child soldiers.

The Acting Director-General met with H.E.Ms. Elissa Goldberg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Vassily A. Nebenzia, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and accepted the generous gift offered by the Russian Federation of the refurbishment of the Russian Room in the context of the Strategic Heritage Plan.



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