Biographical Note

Biographical Note

6 December 2019
BIO/5293

Rabab Fatima, the new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, presented her credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

6 December 2019
BIO/5294

Nestor Francisco Popolizio Bardeles, the new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

6 December 2019
SG/A/1931-BIO/5291-HR/5453

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nada al‑Nashif of Jordan as Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She will succeed Kate Gilmore of Australia to whom the Secretary‑General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights are deeply grateful for her dedicated service to the United Nations human rights programme during the past four years.

6 December 2019
SG/A/1932-BIO/5292-HR/5454

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ilze Brands Kehris of Latvia as Assistant Secretary‑General for Human Rights and Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York.  She will succeed Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom to whom the Secretary‑General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights are deeply grateful for his long‑standing contribution to the work of the Organization.

3 December 2019
SG/A/1929-BIO/5290-PKO/803

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Ricardo Augusto Ferreira Costa Neves of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

2 December 2019
SG/A/1928-BIO/5289

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bruno Lemarquis of France as his Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).  He will also serve as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti.

1 December 2019
SG/A/1927-BIO/5288-ENV/DEV/2021

In Madrid today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Mark Joseph Carney of Canada as his Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance.

25 November 2019
SG/A/1925-BIO/5286-PI/2280

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Anriette Esterhuysen of South Africa ‎as the new Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multi‑Stakeholder Advisory Group.

25 November 2019
SG/A/1926-BIO/5287

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mario Samaja of Italy as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Paraguay, with the host Government’s approval.

21 November 2019
SG/A/1924-BIO/5285-SOC/CP/374

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghada Fathi Waly of Egypt as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Ms. Waly will also serve as Director‑General of the United Nations Office at Vienna.  She succeeds Yury V. Fedotov of the Russian Federation, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his dedicated service to the Organization.

19 November 2019
BIO/5284

The new Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, Kimihiro Ishikane, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

18 November 2019
SG/A/1923-BIO/5283-DEV/3427

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kanni Wignaraja of Sri Lanka as the next Assistant Secretary‑General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

5 November 2019
BIO/5282*

Munir Akram, the new Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

29 October 2019
SG/A/1921-BIO/5281-EN/330

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.

25 October 2019
SG/A/1920*-BIO/5280*-PKO/801

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative 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.

22 October 2019
BIO/5278

The new Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations, Mitchell Peter Fifield, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

22 October 2019
BIO/5279

Cho Hyun, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary‑General António Guterres today.

17 October 2019
SG/A/1917*-BIO/5275*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomes today’s decision by the General Assembly to approve Fatoumata Ndiaye of Senegal as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) for a five-year non-renewable term.

17 October 2019
SG/A/1918-BIO/5276

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Philippe Poinsot of France as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Côte d’Ivoire, with the host Government’s approval.

17 October 2019
SG/A/1919*-BIO/5277*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland as United Nations Resident Coordinator for Zimbabwe, with the host country’s agreement.