United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

11 Jun

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, requested the General Assembly to confirm Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 11 June 2021.

Bernardo Mariano, Jr., of Mozambique Appointed Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Information and Communications Technology

1 Jun

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Bernardo Mariano, Jr., of Mozambique as Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Information and Communications Technology at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Secretary-General Appoints Martin Griffiths of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Relief Coordinator

12 May

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Secretary-General Appoints Alain Noudéhou of Benin Deputy Special Representative for United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

28 Apr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Resident Coordinator in Mali.

Secretary-General Appoints Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica High Representative for Least Developed, Landlocked Countries, Small Island Developing States

26 Apr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.  He will succeed Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu of Tonga, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations.

Secretary-General Appoints Leonid Frolov of Russian Federation Executive Director, Office of United Nations Register of Damage

23 Apr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Leonid Frolov of the Russian Federation as Executive Director of the Office of the United Nations Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in compliance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution A/RES/ES-10/17 (2007). 

General Assembly Decision Confirms Achim Steiner of Germany Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

22 Apr

Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly confirmed Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a further four-year term of office beginning on 17 June.