Secretary-General, Congratulating Robert Orr on University Appointment, Looks Forward to His Continued Engagement as Climate Change Adviser

27 August 2014
SG/SM/16103-ENV/DEV/1444

Secretary-General, Congratulating Robert Orr on University Appointment, Looks Forward to His Continued Engagement as Climate Change Adviser

27 August 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/16103
ENV/DEV/1444
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General, Congratulating Robert Orr on University Appointment,

 

Looks Forward to His Continued Engagement as Climate Change Adviser

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General congratulated Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning, on his appointment as Dean of the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, starting October 2014.


The Secretary-General expressed his deep gratitude for Mr. Orr’s service and leadership over the last 10 years:  “Robert Orr has been instrumental in defining new roles for the United Nations and innovative strategies for addressing world problems.  On subjects as diverse as counter-terrorism, human rights, peacebuilding, women’s and children’s health, sustainable energy, institutional innovation, public-private partnership, and climate change, Mr. Orr has forged the strategy and architecture for a twenty-first century United Nations.”


The Secretary-General has asked Mr. Orr to continue to serve the United Nations as Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Change, to support efforts towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 and global climate action on the ground.


The Secretary-General wishes Mr. Orr every success in his new role as Dean and looks forward to his continued engagement with the United Nations on climate change.


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