Appointments

Appointments

12 September 2019
SG/A/1902-BIO/5251

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha of India as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee and Head of the United Nations Mission in support of the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2452 (2019) and 2481 (2019).

3 September 2019
SG/A/1901

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Under‑Secretary‑General for General Assembly and Conference Management Movses Abelian of Armenia (as well as a national of Georgia), as the new Coordinator for Multilingualism, in implementation of General Assembly resolution 69/250.

28 August 2019
SG/A/1900-BIO/5245

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Adam Abdelmoula of Sudan, as well as a national of the United States, as his Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, where he will also serve as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

26 August 2019
SG/A/1899-BIO/5244-ORG/1696

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following the recommendation of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board, has appointed Rosemarie McClean of Canada as Pension Benefits Administrator of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

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
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.

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.

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.

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).

21 June 2019
SG/A/1884*-BIO/5220*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Yacoub el Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in Libya, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.

18 June 2019
SG/A/1883-BIO/5217-PI/2265

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Fethi Debbabi as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Rabat, covering Morocco.  Mr. Debbabi assumed his duties on 17 June 2019.