It’s official: the UN in Geneva has a new Director General

GENEVA, Switzerland – Michael Møller, a Danish national with 30 years of experience working at the United Nations, has become the official, 14th Director General of the UN Office at Geneva. The announcement was made today 30 June, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Møller is a familiar face to those carrying business with the UN in Geneva.

Since late 2013, Møller has led the UN in Geneva, as interim director after the Kazakh Kassym-Jomart Tokayev left after only two years in the job, to head his country’s Senate.

Previously, he served as Executive Director of the former UN Director General’s Kofi Annan Foundation, also based in Geneva.

Most recently, Møller welcomed several leaders to Geneva during the consultations on Yemen. Earlier, Møller welcomed the President of France and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Geneva Consultations on Yemen
The new Director General of the UN in Geneva seen here at right with the UN’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the Geneva consultations on Yemen. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré.
President of France official visit
French President, François Hollande meets with Michael Moller on 11 June. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
Opening of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly
Moller welcomes Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor during the opening of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. In the background, Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General and Alain Berset, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs of Switzerland. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré.

Møller is well known among the Twitter International Geneva crowd for developing a social media campaign aimed to raise awareness of the impact UN advocacy in Geneva has on people’s lives everywhere.


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