Biographical Note

Biographical Note

13 April 2018
SG/A/1800-BIO/5080-PKO/725

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

12 April 2018
SG/A/1799*-BIO/5079*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Marta Ruedas of Spain as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

4 April 2018
SG/A/1798-BIO/5078-PKO/716

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Gebre Adhana Woldezgu of Ethiopia as his new Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

28 March 2018
SG/A/1797-BIO/5077-PA/24

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Rosemary DiCarlo of the United States, President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, as Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

23 March 2018
BIO/5074

The new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations, Fatima Kyari Mohammed, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

23 March 2018
BIO/5075

The new Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the United Nations, Arisoa Lala Razafitrimo, presented her credentials to UN Secretary General António Guterres today.

23 March 2018
BIO/5076

The new Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Karen Pierce, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

21 March 2018
SG/A/1795*-BIO/5073*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania as his Special Adviser for the Sahel.  He will support Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, in ongoing efforts to advance the recalibration of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel and the emerging Sahel Support Plan.

13 March 2018
SG/A/1794*-BIO/5072*-DEV/3318

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago as Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.  He will succeed Lenni Montiel of Venezuela to whom the Secretary-General and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs are grateful for his commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.

7 March 2018
SG/A/1793-BIO/5071-WOM/2130

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Åsa Regnér of Sweden as Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women).  She will succeed Lakshmi Puri of India who served in this role during the past eight years, and to whom the Secretary-General and the Executive Director for UN-Women are grateful for her commitment and dedicated service.

6 March 2018
SG/A/1792-BIO/5070-PKO/710

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki today announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

5 March 2018
SG/A/1791*-BIO/5069*-ENV/DEV/1836*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

2 March 2018
SG/A/1790*-BIO/5068*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Jessica Faieta of Ecuador as his new Deputy Special Representative for Colombia and Deputy Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

28 February 2018
BIO/5063

The new Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations, Jorge Moragas, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

28 February 2018
BIO/5064

The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Melitón Alejandro Arrocha Ruíz, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

28 February 2018
BIO/5065

The new Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

28 February 2018
BIO/5066

The new Permanent Observer for the International Seabed Authority to the United Nations, Michael W. Lodge, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

28 February 2018
BIO/5067

The new Permanent Observer for the International Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Wilson, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

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).