DESA's new Under-Secretary-General assumes office

Wu Hongbo, DESA's new Under-Secretary-General (Photo credit: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of the Philippines)

Mr. Wu Hongbo assumed the office of Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs on 1 August 2012, following his appointment to this position by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 31 May. “I am honoured for the opportunity to serve the United Nations and I look forward to working closely with DESA colleagues in the coming years,” Mr. Wu said in a message to DESA staff on his first day in the office.

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