Appointments

Appointments

13 October 2017
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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).

6 October 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Kristin Lund of Norway as the Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).

3 October 2017
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Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Natalia Kanem of Panama as the Fund’s new Executive Director.

20 September 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

18 September 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

15 September 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Natalia Gherman of the Republic of Moldova as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).

13 September 2017
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The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the establishment of a High‑Level Advisory Board on Mediation to provide him with advice on mediation initiatives and back specific mediation efforts around the world.  The Board is composed of 18 current and former global leaders, senior officials and renowned experts who bring together an unparalleled range of experience, skills, knowledge and contacts.

12 September 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson of Fiji as his Special Envoy for the Ocean, aiming at galvanizing concerted efforts to follow up on the outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, maintaining the momentum for action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

5 September 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Radhia Achouri of Tunisia as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Cairo, covering Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

28 August 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).  He will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

25 August 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Kenneth Gluck of the United States as his Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

23 August 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jane Connors of Australia as the first Victims’ Rights Advocate for the United Nations.

16 August 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

7 July 2017
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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
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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.