Volume 19, No.01 - January 2015

Comings and goings


Mr. Juwang Zhu was appointed by the Secretary-General as Director of UN DESA’s Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) effective 1 December 2014. Mr. Zhu has over twenty-five years of experience working with the United Nations intergovernmental processes on sustainable development, including major UN conferences and summits, and with the Commission on Sustainable Development.

Prior to his appointment as Director of DPADM, he served as Chief in the Division for Sustainable Development where he led a team of analysts focusing on climate change, oceans, urbanization, transport and small island developing States.

Mr. Zhu has served as Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General of UN DESA, providing advice on policy and management issues, including policy and substantive advice to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Mr. Zhu was Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Conference. In his previous assignments, Mr. Zhu was also responsible for strengthening relations with the business sector and with civil society organizations and for coordinating inter-agency affairs and partnerships for sustainable development.


The following staff members were also promoted in December:

Rosanna Castro, Administrative Assistant, Executive Office

Katrina De Guzman, Budget Assistant, Capacity Development Office




The following staff member retired in December:

Margo Kemp, Meetings Services Assistant, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination