Biographical Note

Biographical Note

20 February 2019
SG/A/1862-BIO/5187-UNEP/340

Following her nomination by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the General Assembly today elected Inger Andersen of Denmark to a four‑year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

20 February 2019
SG/A/1861-BIO/5186-PKO/769

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

18 February 2019
BIO/5181

Noor Qamar Sulaiman, the new Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019
BIO/5182

Sidi Mohamed Ould Taleb Amar, the new Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019
BIO/5183

Nkopane Raseeng Monyane, the new Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019
BIO/5184

Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez, the new Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 February 2019
BIO/5185

Jeanne d’Arc Byaje, the new Permanent Observer for the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to the United Nations, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

15 February 2019
SG/A/1859-BIO/5180-PKO/767

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

14 February 2019
SG/A/1858-BIO/5179

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Chandramouli Ramanathan of India as Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Finance in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.

12 February 2019
SG/A/1857-AIDS/213-BIO/5178

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Shannon Hader of the United States as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of Programme at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

6 February 2019
SG/A/1855-BIO/5177-PKO/766

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as his new Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

4 February 2019
SG/A/1854-BIO/5176-PI/2249

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mary Kirtley Waters of the United States as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C.

31 January 2019
SG/A/1852*-BIO/5174*-PKO/765*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Lieutenant General Michael Anker Lollesgaard of Denmark as Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and Head of the United Nations Mission in support of the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), as established in Security Council resolution 2452 (2019).

31 January 2019
SG/A/1853*-BIO/5175*-ENV/DEV/1920

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), announced today the appointment of Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania as the next Executive Secretary of the UNCCD.

22 January 2019
SG/A/1851-BIO/5173

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Huang Xia of the People’s Republic of China as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region.  He succeeds Said Djinnit of Algeria, to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for his dedicated service and distinguished United Nations career.

21 January 2019
SG/A/1850-BIO/5172-REC/275

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Rola Dashti of Kuwait as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

14 January 2019
BIO/5170

The new Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, Martin Bille Hermann, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

14 January 2019
BIO/5171

The new Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, Mona Juul, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

9 January 2019
SG/A/1848*-BIO/5169*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as his Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

31 December 2018
SG/A/1847*-BIO/5168*-DEV/3385*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Robert Piper of Australia as Assistant Secretary-General of the newly transformed United Nations Development Coordination Office.