ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES FOR POST OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

26 May 2006
SG/2112

ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES FOR POST OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

26 May 2006
Secretary-General
SG/2112
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Additional Candidates for Post of Executive Secretary,

 

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

 


On 16 March 2006, the five shortlisted candidates for the post of Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were announced (see Press Release SG/2109).  It was indicated that interviews of the candidates would be conducted by a panel of senior officials, with the inclusion of an outside expert, appointed by the Secretary-General.  Since that announcement, two of the five candidates, i.e., John W. Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda and Luis Gomez Echeverri of Colombia, have withdrawn their candidatures.  The Secretary-General has decided that the following additional candidates will be shortly interviewed for the post:


-- Sálvano J. Briceño ( Venezuela) -– Director for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UN/ISDR);


-- Luis Gylvan Meira ( Brazil) -– Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo;


-- Richard James Kinley ( Canada) –- Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and


-- Leela Krishnamurthy Ponappa ( India) –- Ambassador of India to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).


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