Biographical Note

Biographical Note

22 June 2017
SG/A/1743-BIO/4978-PKO/653

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

21 June 2017
SG/A/1741-BIO/4976

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov of the Russian Federation as Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, as established by General Assembly resolution 71/291 of 15 June 2017.

21 June 2017
SG/A/1742-BIO/4977

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ana Maria Menéndez of Spain as the next Senior Adviser on Policy.

20 June 2017
SG/A/1738-BIO/4973-HR/5364

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed María Soledad Cisternas Reyes of Chile as his Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility.

20 June 2017
SG/A/1739-BIO/4974

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth.

20 June 2017
SG/A/1740*-BIO/4975*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran of the United States as his Special Envoy for Haiti.

9 June 2017
SG/A/1737-BIO/4972-TAD/2065

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has decided to appoint Isabelle Durant of Belgium as Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

8 June 2017
SG/A/1736-BIO/4971

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Liu Zhenmin of China as the next Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

1 June 2017
SG/A/1735*-BIO/4970*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jan Beagle of New Zealand as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management.

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.

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.

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.