Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

1 November 2017
SG/A/1767*-BIO/5039*-PKO/683*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Susan D. Page of the United States as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1768*-BIO/5040*-PKO/684*

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1769-BIO/5041-PKO/685

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Alice Walpole of the United Kingdom as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

1 November 2017
SG/A/1770-BIO/5042-PKO/686

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Luís Carrilho of Portugal as United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.  He will succeed Stefan Feller of Germany to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his dedication, professionalism and leadership on United Nations policing issues.

19 October 2017
SG/A/1766-BIO/5038-ORG/1656

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Sudhir Rajkumar of India as Representative of the Secretary‑General for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

13 October 2017
SG/A/1765-BIO/5037-PKO/677

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

6 October 2017
SG/A/1764*-BIO/5036*-PKO/674*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Kristin Lund of Norway as the Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).

3 October 2017
SG/A/1763*-BIO/5035*-POP/1069*

Following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Natalia Kanem of Panama as the Fund’s new Executive Director.

29 September 2017
BIO/5034*-GA/DIS/3570

On 28 September, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, as Chair by acclamation.

25 September 2017
BIO/5028-GA/DIS/3568

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mouayed Saleh, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office at Geneva, as Chair on 31 May 2017.

25 September 2017
BIO/5029*-GA/EF/3470

The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Sven Jürgenson (Estonia) as Chair on 31 May 2017.

25 September 2017
BIO/5030*-GA/SHC/4194

The Third Committee (Social Humanitarian and Cultural) elected Einar Gunnarsson (Iceland) as Chair on 31 May 2017.

25 September 2017
BIO/5031*-GA/SPD/630

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela) on 31 May 2017.

25 September 2017
BIO/5032*-GA/AB/4240

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) elected Tommo Monthe (Cameroon) as Chair on 31 May 2017.

25 September 2017
BIO/5033*-GA/L/3540

The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Burhan Gafoor (Singapore) as Chair on 31 May 2017.