DESA News Vol. 11, No. 1 January 2007

Comings and goings

Comings

Ms. Marion BarthelemyMs. Marion Barthelemy was appointed Chief of the Development Cooperation Policy Branch of the Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination on 1 October. She joined the United Nations in 1987, variously serving in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General of DESA, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary-General, and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Interagency Affairs. Before coming to New York, Ms. Barthelemy was based in Vienna, first in the Division for the Advancement of Women and later in the UN Drug Control Programme where she monitored drug abuse and drug trafficking in South Asia and Africa.

 

Mr. Thomas BuettnerMr. Thomas Buettner was named Assistant Director and Chief of the Population Studies Branch of the Population Division effective 1 November. He joined the Population Division in 1992 and has worked on a range of population issues including mortality, migration, and population estimates. Prior to his assignment with DESA, Mr. Buettner provided consulting services on population affairs to the Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, and was head of a research group on demographic forecasting at the Academy of Sciences of Berlin. Mr. Buettner holds a Ph.D. in demography and has published numerous articles on ageing and mortality.

 

The following staff members were also promoted between 1 October and 30 November:

Mr. Tarcisio Alvarez-Rivero, Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development

Mr. Joel Andrianoasy, Computer Information Systems, Division for Social Policy and Development

Ms. Elvira Doyle, Programme Assistant, Division for Public Administration and Development Management

Ms. Guillermina Dumalag, Reasearch Assistant, Division for Social Policy and Development

Ms. Leah Kennedy, Research Assistant, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Ms. Adriana Ribeiro, Information Technology Assistant, Division for Public Administration and Development Management

Ms. Imelda Santa Maria, Administrative Assistant, Executive Office

Mr. Genene Zewge, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for Sustainable Development

Ms. Phillicia Waite, Staff Assistant, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Goings

Mr. Larry HeligmanMr. Larry Heligman, Assistant Director of the Population Division, retired from the United Nations on 31 October after more than twenty years with the organization.

 

The following staff members also retired from the organization between1 October and 30 November:

Mr. Vladimir Demidov, Statistician, Statistics Division

Ms. Saroja Douglas, Technology Cooperation Assistant, Division for Sustainable Development

Ms. Julie Griffith, Finance Officer, Executive Office

Mr. James Rajanayagam, Statistics Assistant, Statistics Division