Appointments

12 September 2019
SG/A/1902-BIO/5251

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha of India as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee and Head of the United Nations Mission in support of the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2452 (2019) and 2481 (2019).

3 September 2019
SG/A/1901

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Under‑Secretary‑General for General Assembly and Conference Management Movses Abelian of Armenia (as well as a national of Georgia), as the new Coordinator for Multilingualism, in implementation of General Assembly resolution 69/250.

28 August 2019
SG/A/1900-BIO/5245

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Adam Abdelmoula of Sudan, as well as a national of the United States, as his Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, where he will also serve as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

26 August 2019
SG/A/1899-BIO/5244-ORG/1696

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following the recommendation of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board, has appointed Rosemarie McClean of Canada as Pension Benefits Administrator of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

14 August 2019
SG/A/1898-AIDS/214-BIO/5240

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Winifred “Winnie” Karagwa Byanyima of Uganda as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

8 August 2019
SG/A/1897-BIO/5239-REF/1263

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Gillian Triggs of Australia as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Ms. Triggs will succeed Volker Türk of Austria who has been appointed as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.  The Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Refugees are grateful for Mr. Türk’s 30 years of dedicated service to the refugee cause, including four years as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.

5 August 2019
SG/A/1896*-BIO/5238*-ORG/1685*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Jan Beagle of New Zealand as Special Adviser on System-wide Implementation of Chief Executive Board (CEB) decisions.

1 August 2019
SG/A/1895-BIO/5237-PI/2267

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Melissa Fleming of the United States as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

1 August 2019
SG/A/1894-BIO/5235-PAL/2232

With the aim to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and ensure operational continuity, the Secretary-General has decided, in coordination with UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, to appoint Christian Saunders of the United Kingdom as Acting Deputy Commissioner-General of UNRWA at the level of Assistant Secretary-General.

29 July 2019
SG/A/1893-BIO/5233

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Karla Gabriela Samayoa Recari of Guatemala as his Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.