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Highlight of this week's activities

14 - 20 July 2014

14 JULY 2014
The Acting Director-General delivered opening remarks at the first Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee meeting for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The Acting Director-General signed the condolence book opened at the Permanent Mission of Georgia following the passing of Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze, former President of Georgia.

The Acting Director-General participated in a reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, H.E. Mr. Jean-Hugues Simon-Michel, Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament, and Mr. François Riegert, Permanent Delegate of France to the WTO, on the occasion of the national day of France.

The Acting Director-General met with the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) of Member States and exchanged views with them on current priorities of the United Nations with a particular focus on the perspective from Geneva.
15 JULY 2014
The Acting Director-General participated in a plenary conversation on “Trust as the Key to Peace” organized in the context of the Conference entitled “Just Governance for Human Security” by Caux Initiatives of Change. processes”.

The Acting Director-General attended the closing session of the first Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee meeting for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The Acting Director-General gave an interview to Ms. Alexandra Gubser from the Swiss German TV SRF.
16 JULY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Christian Friis Bach of Denmark, Executive Secretary-designate of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).

The Acting Director-General hosted his monthly informal luncheon for the Heads of the United Nations and others entities based in Geneva

The Acting Director-General participated in a ECE townhall meeting with Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary-designate of the ECE.

The Acting Director-General hosted a dinner for H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
17 JULY 2014
The Acting Director-General met with the African Group of Member States and exchanged views with them on current priorities of the United Nations with a particular focus on the perspective from Geneva.

The Acting Director-General met with Ms. Albertina Torsoli, Geneva Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News, to promote International Geneva.

The Acting Director-General hosted a lunch for Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary-designate of the ECE, which was followed by a tour of the Palais des Nations.

The Acting Director-General met with Mr. Karanja Kibicho, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Kenya.

The Acting Director-General participated in a dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, in honour of H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
18 JULY 2014
The Acting Director-General hosted a lunch for Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

The new Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica, H.E. Ms. Francine Baron, presented her credentials to the Acting Director-General.

The Acting Director-General met with former Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The Acting Director-General met with H.E. Mr. Yurii Klymenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine.

The Acting Director-General attended the screening of the movie “One Humanity” on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day. Also present were Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, His Excellency Mr. Abdul Samad Minty, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland, and Mr. Andrea Bianchi, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.



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