Appointments

Appointments

25 November 2020
SG/A/1992*

Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Filippo Grandi of Italy as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two‑and‑a‑half‑year term, beginning 1 January 2021 and ending 30 June 2023.  While the Secretary‑General had intended to request the General Assembly to elect Mr. Grandi for a further term of five years, Mr. Grandi was agreeable, owing to personal reasons, to the shorter term.  Mr. Grandi is currently serving an initial five‑year term as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

13 November 2020
SG/A/1991

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Khalida Bouzar of Algeria as the next Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

11 November 2020
SG/A/1990

On 1 November, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Michaela Friberg-Storey of Sweden as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan, with the host Government’s approval.

10 November 2020
SG/A/1989

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya as Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.  She succeeds Adama Dieng of Senegal, to whom the Secretary-General has expressed deep gratitude for his dedicated leadership and achievements.  The Secretary-General also wishes to extend his appreciation to Navamanee Ratna (Pramila) Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, who has been serving as Acting Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

19 October 2020
SG/A/1986

On 1 October, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Valerie Julliand of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, with the host Government’s approval.

19 October 2020
SG/A/1988

On 15 October, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Issa Sanogo of Cote d’Ivoire as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Madagascar, with the host Government’s approval.

23 September 2020
SG/A/1985*

On 23 September, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu announced the appointment of Gina Casar of Mexico as WFP Senior Adviser at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

21 September 2020
SG/A/1983

On 21 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Zahira Virani of Canada as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Angola, with the host Government’s approval.

21 September 2020
SG/A/1984

On 21 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Babatunde Ahonsi of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone, with the host Government’s approval.

17 September 2020
SG/A/1982

On 14 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Arnaud Peral of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tunisia, with the host Government’s approval.

8 September 2020
SG/A/1980

On 1 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Matthias Z. Naab of the United States, who holds a dual citizenship as he was born in Ghana, as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cameroon, with the host Government’s approval.

8 September 2020
SG/A/1978

On 24 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Garry Conille of Haiti as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jamaica, with the host Government’s approval.

8 September 2020
SG/A/1979

On 27 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Lena Savelli of Sweden as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ecuador, with the host Government’s approval.

8 September 2020
SG/A/1981

On 4 September, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Fiona McCluney of the United Kingdom as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Albania, with the host Government’s approval.

13 August 2020
SG/A/1976

On 1 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Allegra Maria del Pilar Baiocchi of Italy as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, with the host Government’s approval.

13 August 2020
SG/A/1977

On 10 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Sylvia Lopez-Ekra of Côte d’Ivoire as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Morocco, with the host Government’s approval.

6 August 2020
SG/A/1975

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Hannan Sulieman of Sudan as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Management for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

29 July 2020
SG/A/1974

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Pedro Antonio Guazo Alonso of Spain, also a national of Mexico, as Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

24 July 2020
SG/A/1973

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Pamela Coke-Hamilton of Jamaica as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade and international business development.

13 July 2020
SG/A/1972

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alice Shackelford of Italy as the Organization’s Resident Coordinator in Honduras, with the host Government’s approval.