Biographical Note

Biographical Note

23 May 2017
SG/A/1734-BIO/4969

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau.  Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau.

23 May 2017
BIO/4968

The new Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations, Bakhtiyor Ibragimov, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

15 May 2017
SG/A/1732-BIO/4966-ENV/DEV/1787

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ovais Sarmad of India as Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

15 May 2017
SG/A/1733-BIO/4967-PI/2203

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Masimba Tafirenyika of Zimbabwe as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria, an office that provides service to South Africa.  Mr. Tafirenyika assumed his duties today.

12 May 2017
SG/A/1731-BIO/4965-IHA/1430

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today informed of his intention to extend Stephen O’Brien of the United Kingdom in his capacity as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, until the end of August 2017.

5 May 2017
SG/A/1729-BIO/4964*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso as his Special Envoy.

3 May 2017
BIO/4960

The new Permanent Representative of Seychelles to the United Nations, Ronald Jumeau, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

3 May 2017
BIO/4961

The new Permanent Representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, Mamadou Tangara, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

3 May 2017
BIO/4962

The new Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, Adonia Ayebare, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

3 May 2017
BIO/4963

The new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad Bande, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

27 April 2017
SG/A/1728-BIO/4959*-DC/3701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as the Head of the independent three-member panel to lead the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) on the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria.

20 April 2017
SG/A/1727-BIO/4958-PI/2198

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Maurizio Giuliano of Italy as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Rio de Janeiro, which provides service to Brazil.  He assumed his duties today.

19 April 2017
SG/A/1725*-BIO/4954*-DEV/3267

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

19 April 2017
SG/A/1726-BIO/4955-PKO/634

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Alexander Zuev of the Russian Federation as Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

19 April 2017
BIO/4956

The new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr., presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 April 2017
BIO/4957

The new Permanent Observer for the International Chamber of Commerce to the United Nations, Louise Kantrow, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

13 April 2017
SG/A/1722-BIO/4952-REC/265

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Olga Algayerova of Slovakia as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).

13 April 2017
SG/A/1723-BIO/4953-REC/266

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mohamed Ali Alhakim of Iraq as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

13 April 2017
SG/A/1721-BIO/4951-REC/264

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Vera Songwe of Cameroon as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  She will succeed Carlos Lopes of Guinea-Bissau, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.

12 April 2017
SG/A/1718-BIO/4948

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Virginia Gamba of Argentina as his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General.