Biographical Note

Biographical Note

19 January 2018
SG/A/1783-BIO/5056-DC/3756

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Renata Dwan of Ireland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  The Secretary-General is grateful to Jarmo Sareva of Finland for his dedication and commitment in leading the Institute since 2015.

15 January 2018
SG/A/1782-BIO/5054

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bience Gawanas of Namibia as Special Adviser on Africa.  She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.  The Secretary‑General also wishes to extend his appreciation to David Mehdi Hamam, who served as Acting Special Adviser since Mr. Abdelaziz’s departure.

15 January 2018
BIO/5055

The new Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, Amal Mudallali, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

27 December 2017
SG/A/1779-BIO/5052

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Christian Saunders of the United Kingdom as Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Central Support-Services in the Department of Management.  He will succeed Stephen Cutts, to whom the Secretary-General and the Under-Secretary-General for Management are grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.

27 December 2017
SG/A/1780*-BIO/5053*-PKO/701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

22 December 2017
SG/A/1777-BIO/5050-ICEF/1893

Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore of the United States as the Fund’s new Executive Director.

22 December 2017
SG/A/1778-BIO/5051-HAB/244

Following nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat).

19 December 2017
BIO/5049

The new Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, Joanna Wronecka, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

19 December 2017
BIO/5048

The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada Acosta, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

1 December 2017
SG/A/1774-BIO/5047-PKO/694

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

22 November 2017
SG/A/1773*-BIO/5046*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark as Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

17 November 2017
SG/A/1772*-BIO/5045*-PKO/688

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz of Brazil to lead a high‑level review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to violent acts.  The review will submit short- and long‑term recommendations to the Secretary‑General on measures to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.

6 November 2017
SG/A/1771-BIO/5044-WFP/1084

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley announced today their appointment of Valerie Guarnieri of the United States as Assistant Executive Director, Operations Services, of the WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

3 November 2017
BIO/5043

The new Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations, Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

1 November 2017
SG/A/1767*-BIO/5039*-PKO/683*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Susan D. Page of the United States as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1768*-BIO/5040*-PKO/684*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1769-BIO/5041-PKO/685

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Alice Walpole of the United Kingdom as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1770-BIO/5042-PKO/686

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Luís Carrilho of Portugal as United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.  He will succeed Stefan Feller of Germany to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his dedication, professionalism and leadership on United Nations policing issues.

19 October 2017
SG/A/1766-BIO/5038-ORG/1656

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Sudhir Rajkumar of India as Representative of the Secretary‑General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

13 October 2017
SG/A/1765-BIO/5037-PKO/677

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).