Appointments of the Secretary-General


  18 - 21 June 
  The Secretary-General will travel to Finland, Norway and the Russian Federation.
  In Helsinki, the Secretary-General will be attending the second meeting of his High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. He will also attend the Kultaranta talks, an annual debate on foreign and security policy organized by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The theme of the talks this year is the future of the international system. 
  He will then go on to Norway where he will speak at the Oslo Forum, which is a retreat for international conflict mediators and high-level decision-makers – that meeting is co-hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. While in the Norwegian capital, the Secretary-General will also meet with his Majesty King Harald V and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon, who is also a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador focusing on ending poverty. The Secretary-General will also be hosted and meet with Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Foreign Minister of Norway.
  And finally, he will go to Moscow where he is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He will also have an audience with His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia – he is the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Secretary-General will deliver remarks at the Moscow-based think tank, the Valdai Discussion Club. He will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UN presence in Russia and will also be attending the Portugal vs. Morocco game which is part of the first round of games of the World Cup being held in Russia this year.
  The Secretary-General is expected back in New York on 22 June.