Biographical Note

Biographical Note

21 June 2019
SG/A/1884*-BIO/5220*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Yacoub el Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in Libya, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

19 June 2019
BIO/5218

Kitty M. Sweeb, the new Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 June 2019
BIO/5219

The new Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

18 June 2019
SG/A/1883-BIO/5217-PI/2265

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Fethi Debbabi as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Rabat, covering Morocco.  Mr. Debbabi assumed his duties on 17 June 2019.

11 June 2019
BIO/5216

Ahmed Abdel-Latif, the new Permanent Observer of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to the United Nations, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

10 June 2019
SG/A/1881*-BIO/5214*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Catherine Pollard of Guyana as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.  She will succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for her extraordinary work in management reform in the United Nations system and 40 years of dedicated service to the Organization.

10 June 2019
SG/A/1882*-BIO/5215*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Movses Abelian of Armenia (as well as a national of Georgia), as the next Under‑Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

4 June 2019
BIO/5212

Abdou Abarry, the new Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonío Guterres today.

4 June 2019
BIO/5213

Jukka Salovaara, the new Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

30 May 2019
SG/A/1876-BIO/5207

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

30 May 2019
SG/A/1877-BIO/5208-PKO/795

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of James Swan of the United States as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

30 May 2019
SG/A/1878-BIO/5209

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Gilles Michaud of Canada as Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security.

30 May 2019
SG/A/1879-BIO/5210

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Najat Maalla M’jid of Morocco as his Special Representative on Violence Against Children at the level of Assistant Secretary-General.  She will succeed Marta Santos Pais of Portugal, to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for her leadership and dedicated commitment during her tenure as the first Special Representative on Violence Against Children.

30 May 2019
SG/A/1880-BIO/5211-WOM/2182

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Anita Bhatia of India as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships.

29 May 2019
SG/A/1875-BIO/5206-PKO/794

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Shivaram Kharel of Nepal as the acting Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). 

28 May 2019
SG/A/1874-BIO/5205*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mohamed Khaled Khiari of Tunisia as Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations.

24 May 2019
SG/A/1873-BIO/5204-PKO/793

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India as his new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

21 May 2019
BIO/5201

Thilmeeza Hussain, the new Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

21 May 2019
BIO/5203

The new Permanent Observer for the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, Oscar Horacio Aguilar Colindres, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

21 May 2019
BIO/5202

Barbara Faedda, the new Permanent Observer for the European Public Law Organization to the United Nations, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.