17 - 23 March 2014
17 MARCH 2014
The Acting Director-General participated in the opening of the 130th Assembly of the IPU.
The Acting Director-General met Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Liberia.
The Acting Director-General participated in a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Accords on Indochina, co-hosted with the Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, during which he accepted a gift of a reproduction of the renowned Ðông Sõn Bronze Drum for UNOG.
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Clay Forau Soalaoi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Solomon Islands. They discussed the Solomon Islands representation in Geneva.
The Acting Director-General attended a reception to mark the 125th anniversary and the 130th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, organized by the Swiss Federal Assembly, the Swiss Federal Council, the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the Administrative Council of the City of Geneva.
18 MARCH 2014
The Permanent Observer-designate, H.E. Mr. Denis Broun, of Partners in Population and Development presented his letter of nomination to the Acting Director-General.
The Acting Director-General, in his capacity as Acting 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 Acting Director-General met with Ms. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
The Acting Director-General gave an interview to Ms. Nathalie Mivelaz Tirabosco, Head of Communications of the Office of International Geneva, Presidential Department of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The Acting Director-General chaired a UNOG Executive Briefing with Mr. Abdelwahad Radi, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Mr. Mustapha Ben Jaâfar, President of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly.
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Vladislav Mladenoviæ, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. They discussed regional developments, the political situation in Kosovo and the accession negotiations with the European Union.
The Acting Director-General signed a Cooperation Agreement between UNOG and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The signing ceremony took place as part of celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the first commercial flight.
20 MARCH 2014
The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Andreas Ignatiou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland.
The Acting Director-General hosted a lunch for Mr. Antoine Droin, President of the Grand Conseil of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The Acting Director-General participated by video-conference in the Management Committee meeting chaired by the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General and dedicated to cross-cutting issues.
The Acting Director-General met with Mrs. Louka Katseli, Former Minister of Labour and Social Security of Greece.
The Acting Director-General opened a UNOG Library Talk on the most recent work of Mr. Rémi Brague “Le propre de l’homme: sur une légitimité menacée”, organized by the Permanent Delegation of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and the Henry Dunant University College.
The Acting Director-General attended a dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. Jorge Lomónaco, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, with the presence of Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights and Ms. Lía Limón, Deputy Minister for Human Rights of the Ministry of Interior of Mexico.
21 MARCH 2014
The Acting Director-General chaired a UNOG Executive Briefing with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher of Switzerland and Ambassador Paul Meyer of Canada from the ICT4Peace Foundation.
The Acting Director-General gave an interview to Ms. Myret Zaki of Bilan Magazine.
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria.
The Acting Director-General opened the event entitled "Forests for Fashion - Fashion for Forests" organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the occasion of the International Day of Forests.
The Acting Director-General attended a concert of the United Nations at Victoria Hall.