Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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/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.

1 August 2019
BIO/5236

The new Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Paul Beresford-Hill, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

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.

30 July 2019
BIO/5234

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

29 July 2019
SG/A/1892*-BIO/5232*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Rosine Sori-Coulibaly of Burkina Faso as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).

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.

25 July 2019
SG/A/1891-BIO/5231-ICEF/1895

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Fayaz King of Zimbabwe as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovation, for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  He will succeed Shanelle Hall of the United States, to whom the Secretary-General and UNICEF are grateful for her dedicated service.

23 July 2019
BIO/5230

Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, the new Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

8 July 2019
BIO/5228

Nicolas de Rivière, the new Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

8 July 2019
SG/A/1890-BIO/5229

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mirko Manzoni of Switzerland as his Personal Envoy for Mozambique.

5 July 2019
BIO/5227

Syed Mohamad Hasrin bin Tengku Hussin, the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

5 July 2019
BIO/5226

The new Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations, Sven Alkalaj, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

3 July 2019
SG/A/1888-BIO/5224-DEV/3400

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Angelique Crumbly of the United States as Assistant Secretary‑General and Director of the Bureau of Management Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

3 July 2019
SG/A/1889*-BIO/5225*-DEV/3401*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Haoliang Xu of China as Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

27 June 2019
SG/A/1885*-BIO/5221*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

27 June 2019
SG/A/1886*-BIO/5222*

The Secretary-General has also recently announced a strengthened coordination and support mechanism in the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, led by David Gressly of the United States of America as United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator.

27 June 2019
SG/A/1887-BIO/5223

In view of Mr. Gressly’s assumption of the Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator functions, the Secretary-General also announced today the appointment of François Grignon of France as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Protection and Operations ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).