Biographical Note

Biographical Note

2 December 2020
BIO/5346

The new Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Barbara Woodward, presented her credentials to the Secretariat today.

1 December 2020
SG/A/1993

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed François Batalingaya of Rwanda as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Comoros, with the host Government’s approval.

27 November 2020
BIO/5345

The new Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations, Margo Deiye, presented her credentials to the Secretariat today.

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.

19 November 2020
BIO/5340

The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, Robert Rae, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 November 2020
BIO/5341

The new Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, Antonio Rodrigue, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 November 2020
BIO/5342

The new Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations, Tarek Ladeb, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 November 2020
BIO/5343

The new Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 November 2020
BIO/5344

The new Permanent Observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the United Nations, Laetitia Courtois, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5334

The new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Laghdaf, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5335

The new Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, María del Carmen Squeff, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5336

The new Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations, Yoka Brandt, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5337

The new Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, Cristian Espinosa Cañizares, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5338

The new Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

16 November 2020
BIO/5339

The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Markova Concepción Jaramillo, presented her credentials to the Secretariat today.

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). 

12 November 2020
BIO/5333

The new Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

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
BIO/5331

The new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations, Enrique A. Manalo, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

10 November 2020
BIO/5332

The new Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations, Philippe Kridelka, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.