Appointments

Appointments

17 January 2019
SG/A/1849

The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the appointment of Sima Samar and Juan Gabriel Valdés to his High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.  Ms. Samar and Mr. Valdés succeed Michelle Bachelet and José Manuel Ramos-Horta, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for their valued expertise during their membership of the Board.

9 January 2019
SG/A/1848*-BIO/5169*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as his Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

31 December 2018
SG/A/1847*-BIO/5168*-DEV/3385*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Robert Piper of Australia as Assistant Secretary-General of the newly transformed United Nations Development Coordination Office.

20 December 2018
SG/A/1845-BIO/5165-HR/5423

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Karen Smith of South Africa as his Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.

20 December 2018
SG/A/1846-BIO/5166

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

10 December 2018
SG/A/1843*-BIO/5163*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Hanna Serwaa Tetteh of Ghana as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU).  She succeeds Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia to whom the Secretary-General reiterates his deep gratitude and appreciation for her dedicated service to the Organization.

10 December 2018
SG/A/1844-BIO/5164

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Carlos Ruiz Massieu of Mexico as his Special Representative for Colombia and Head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

29 November 2018
SG/A/1842-ENV/DEV/1908

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.  The Task Force on Digital Financing consists of leaders from a range of sectors from both developed and developing countries.

20 November 2018
SG/A/1841-BIO/5161

Following consultations, United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé of Spain as his High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, from 1 January 2019.

19 November 2018
SG/A/1840*-BIO/5160*-PI/2246*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reappointed Lynn St. Amour of the United States Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group.

9 November 2018
SG/A/1839-BIO/5159*-ENV/DEV/1902

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit.

8 November 2018
SG/A/1838-BIO/5158-PKO/755

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

31 October 2018
SG/A/1836-BIO/5156*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria.  The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to reiterate his deepest gratitude to Staffan de Mistura of Italy for his concerted efforts and contributions to the search for peace in Syria.

31 October 2018
SG/A/1837-BIO/5157

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Nóirín O’Sullivan of Ireland as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security.

1 October 2018
SG/A/1835-BIO/5144

The Secretary-General of the United Nations today announced the appointment of Joanne Adamson of the United Kingdom as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

13 September 2018
SG/A/1834-BIO/5140-REC/274

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana of Indonesia as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

12 September 2018
SG/A/1833*-BIO/5139*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

7 September 2018
SG/A/1831-BIO/5136-ICEF/1894

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Charlotte Petri Gornitzka of Sweden as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships, at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

7 September 2018
SG/A/1832-BIO/5137

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingrid Hayden of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

31 August 2018
SG/A/1830-BIO/5132-PKO/751

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).  She will succeed Ján Kubiš of Slovakia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his service.