DESA News Vol. 12, No. 07 July 2008

Comings and goings


Mr. Oscar de Rojas Mr. Oscar de Rojas, Director of the DESA Financing for Development Office, has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Follow-Up International Conference to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, which will be held in Doha from 29 November to 2 December. Mr. de Rojas joined DESA in 1999 as head of the financing for development programme bringing 27 years’ of Venezuelan foreign service expertise with him. Among his main achievements is the organization of the first International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey in 2002.

Mr. de Rojas is an economist by training and has considerable experience in international economic and financial issues, including as Chairman of the General Assembly Second Committee during its 52nd session in 1997-1998. He had held senior-level posts in his country’s diplomatic missions in New York, Geneva and Paris up to the level of ambassador, as well as in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas.

The following staff member was promoted in June:

Ms. Menbere Desselegne, Administrative Assistant, Technical Cooperation Management Service


The following staff members retired in June:

Mrs. Leena Chary, Secretary, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Ms. Anne Rogers, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Division for Sustainable Development