Biographical Note

Biographical Note

19 January 2017
SG/A/1701-BIO/4922-PI/2190

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Derk Segaar of the Netherlands as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, covering India and the Kingdom of Bhutan.  Mr. Segaar assumes his duties on 20 January 2017.

16 January 2017
SG/A/1700-BIO/4921-CA/62

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Benito Andión of Mexico as his Special Envoy to facilitate dialogue in El Salvador.  The new facilitator has the mandate to facilitate dialogue among Salvadorians and to address the key challenges affecting their country.

12 January 2017
SG/A/1698-BIO/4919*-PKO/620

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

12 January 2017
SG/A/1699-BIO/4920

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Tania Patriota of Brazil as his Deputy Special Representative for Colombia and Deputy Head of the United Nations Mission in Colombia.

9 January 2017
BIO/4916

The new Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations, Neville Melvin Gertze, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

9 January 2017
BIO/4917

The new Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations, Ali Alifei Moustapha, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

9 January 2017
BIO/4918

The new Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Kairat Umarov, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

5 January 2017
SG/A/1696-BIO/4915-IHA/1425

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ursula Mueller of Germany as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

3 January 2017
SG/A/1692*-BIO/4911*

The following senior staff appointment was announced on 15 December 2016 by then-Secretary-General-designate António Guterres:

3 January 2017
SG/A/1693-BIO/4912*

The following senior staff appointment was announced on 15 December 2016 by then-Secretary-General-designate António Guterres:

3 January 2017
SG/A/1694*-BIO/4913*

The following senior staff appointment was announced on 15 December 2016 by then-Secretary-General-designate António Guterres:

3 January 2017
SG/A/1695*-BIO/4914*

The following senior staff appointment was announced on 23 December 2016 by then-Secretary-General-designate António Guterres:

13 December 2016
SG/A/1691*-BIO/4910*-PKO/617

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of David Shearer of New Zealand as his new Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

9 December 2016
SG/A/1690-BIO/4909-PKO/616

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Susan D. Page of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative for Rule of Law in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

8 December 2016
SG/A/1688-BIO/4907-IHA/1422

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ahmed Al Meraikhi of Qatar as his Humanitarian Envoy.  He will succeed Abdullah al Matouq of Kuwait, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service to the organization.

8 December 2016
SG/A/1689-BIO/4908-PKO/615

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Wang Xiaojun of the People’s Republic of China as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

5 December 2016
BIO/4905

The new Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations, José Luis Rocha, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

5 December 2016
BIO/4906

The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Cho Tae-yul, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

30 November 2016
SG/A/1687-BIO/4904-ENV/DEV/1765

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced today the appointment of Cristiana Paşca Palmer of Romania as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

28 November 2016
SG/A/1686-BIO/4903-L/3266

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Olufemi Elias of Nigeria as Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, with effect from 1 January 2017.