Biographical Note

Biographical Note

16 February 2018
SG/A/1789-BIO/5062

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen.  Mr. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service.

8 February 2018
SG/A/1788-BIO/5061

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lisa Filipetto of Australia as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

7 February 2018
SG/A/1787-BIO/5060-POP/1070

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Dereje Wordofa of Ethiopia as Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). 

6 February 2018
SG/A/1786-BIO/5059

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Jamie McGoldrick of Ireland as Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  He succeeds Robert Piper of Australia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service.

31 January 2018
SG/A/1785-BIO/5058-IHA/1446

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mami Mizutori of Japan as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).  Ms. Mizutori will succeed Robert Glasser of Australia to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and excellent leadership of UNISDR.

30 January 2018
BIO/5057

The new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, Ma Zhaoxu, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

19 January 2018
SG/A/1783-BIO/5056-DC/3756

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Renata Dwan of Ireland as Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).  The Secretary-General is grateful to Jarmo Sareva of Finland for his dedication and commitment in leading the Institute since 2015.

15 January 2018
SG/A/1782-BIO/5054

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bience Gawanas of Namibia as Special Adviser on Africa.  She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.  The Secretary‑General also wishes to extend his appreciation to David Mehdi Hamam, who served as Acting Special Adviser since Mr. Abdelaziz’s departure.

15 January 2018
BIO/5055

The new Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, Amal Mudallali, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

27 December 2017
SG/A/1779-BIO/5052

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Christian Saunders of the United Kingdom as Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Central Support-Services in the Department of Management.  He will succeed Stephen Cutts, to whom the Secretary-General and the Under-Secretary-General for Management are grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.

27 December 2017
SG/A/1780*-BIO/5053*-PKO/701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

22 December 2017
SG/A/1777-BIO/5050-ICEF/1893

Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore of the United States as the Fund’s new Executive Director.

22 December 2017
SG/A/1778-BIO/5051-HAB/244

Following nomination by the Secretary-General, the General Assembly, on 22 December 2017, elected Maimunah Mohd Sharif of Malaysia as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat).

19 December 2017
BIO/5049

The new Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, Joanna Wronecka, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

19 December 2017
BIO/5048

The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada Acosta, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

1 December 2017
SG/A/1774-BIO/5047-PKO/694

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

22 November 2017
SG/A/1773*-BIO/5046*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark as Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

17 November 2017
SG/A/1772*-BIO/5045*-PKO/688

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz of Brazil to lead a high‑level review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to violent acts.  The review will submit short- and long‑term recommendations to the Secretary‑General on measures to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.

6 November 2017
SG/A/1771-BIO/5044-WFP/1084

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley announced today their appointment of Valerie Guarnieri of the United States as Assistant Executive Director, Operations Services, of the WFP, at the Assistant Secretary-General level.

3 November 2017
BIO/5043

The new Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations, Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.