DESA News Vol. 10, No. 6 November-December 2006

Comings and goings

Comings

Ms. Kathleen AbdallaMs. Kathleen Abdalla has been appointed Chief of the National Information, Monitoring and Outreach Branch of the Division for Sustainable Development effective 1 October. Ms. Abdalla joined the Division in 1997 and has worked on energy issues and on faciliating and supporting the annual sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Johannesburg Summit in 2002, developing energy indicators for sustainable development and organizing the CSD Learning Centre. Ms. Abdalla joined the United Nations in 1985. Prior to her assignment with DESA, she served in Iraq, Jordan and South Africa. Ms. Abdalla holds a Ph.D. in economics.

 
Goings

Ms. Mary Pat SilveiraMs. Mary Pat Silveira retired from the United Nations in October after 28 years with the Organization. Ms. Silveira began her United Nations career at the Center for Science and Technology for Development in 1978. She transferred to the Division for Sustainable Development in 1993 and later joined the UN Mission in Kosovo as Deputy UN Chief Representative in Mitrovica. After leaving Kosovo, Ms. Silveira worked in the Environment and Human Settlements Division of ECE before rejoining the DESA Division for Sustainable Development in 2004. Ms. Silveira’s last posting was as Chief of the Sustainable Development National Information, Monitoring and Outreach Branch.

 

The following staff members also retired from the organization between 1 August and 30 September.

Ms. Mary Pat Silveira, Chief of Branch, Division for Sustainable Development

Ms. Marcia Brewster, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division for Sustainable Development

Ms. Salsbury Greta, Statistician, Statistics Division

Mr. Manuel Chua, Statistic Assistant, Statistics Division,

Ms. Faith Aarons, Administrative Assistant, Executive Office

Ms. Astorga Victoria, Secretary, Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination

Ms. Dorothy Dicker, Secretary, Division for Sustainable Development

Promotions

The following staff members were also promoted between 1 August and 30 September.

Mr. Seth Nikhil, Director, Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination

Ms. Kenza Kaouakib-Robinson, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development

Mr. Kozue Nagata, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination

Ms. Ann D’lima, Statistics Assistant, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Mr. Luis Collantes, Information System Assistant, Development Policy and Analysis Division