Biographical Note

Biographical Note

18 August 2017
BIO/5001

The new Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the United Nations, Michal Mlynár, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/5002

The new Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations, Darja Bavdaž Kuret, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/5003

The new Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig John Hawke, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/5004

The new Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Geraldine Byrne Nason, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/5005

The new Permanent Observer for the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations, Narjess Saidane, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/4999

The new Permanent Representative of Gabon to the United Nations, Michel Xavier Biang, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 August 2017
BIO/5000

The new Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Audra Plepyté, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 August 2017
SG/A/1753-BIO/4998

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

15 August 2017
SG/A/1752*-BIO/4997*-UNU/214*

Following consultations with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, and with her concurrence, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres re-appointed David M. Malone of Canada as Rector of the United Nations University (UNU).

14 August 2017
SG/A/1751-BIO/4996

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

11 August 2017
SG/A/1750-BIO/4995

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed the appointment of Michèle Coninsx of Belgium as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) at the Assistant Secretary-General level, following the concurrence of the Security Council.

9 August 2017
SG/A/1749-BIO/4994-PI/2209

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Department of Public Information.

8 August 2017
SG/A/1748*-BIO/4993*-PKO/658

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya as Force Commander for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).  He succeeds Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership as head of UNAMID’s military component.

28 July 2017
BIO/4992

The new Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017
BIO/4991

The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Christoph Heusgen, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017
BIO/4988

The new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations, Abukar Dahir Osman, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017
BIO/4989

The new Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations, Samuelu Laloniu, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

26 July 2017
BIO/4990

The new Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Ali Nasser Mohamed, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

7 July 2017
SG/A/1747-BIO/4987

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martha Helena Lopez of Colombia as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management.  She will succeed Carole Wainaina of Kenya to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.

6 July 2017
SG/A/1746*-BIO/4986*-TAD/2066*

Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Mukhisa Kituyi of Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a further four years, beginning on 1 September 2017 and ending on 31 August 2021.