Tatiana Valovaya, the New Director-General of the UN Geneva Office

The Russian succeeds Mr Michael Moeller of Denmark. 

Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva: Tatiana Valovaya. Photo: © Sergei Bobylev/TAS

UNITED NATIONS, June 2019, CFI.co’s Tor Svensson informs from Geneva:  

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced last month the appointment of Ms Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. She will take office on August 5th, 2019.

She follows an extensive and very successful period with Michael Moeller of Denmark as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mr Moeller has 4 decades of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations System, serving in different roles across the world.

Mr Moeller was also the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) which is the third highest rank in the United Nations, after the two top UN positions as Secretary-General (António Guterres from Portugal) and the Deputy Secretary-General (the current inaugural holder is Ms. Louise Fréchette from Canada).

Mr Moeller made an invaluable contribution to a period of increased relevance and importance of the UN institutions, including as a result of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative.

Mr Moeller’s successor as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva was born Valovaya Tatyana Dmitriyevna and is 61 years of age. She has a doctorate in Economic Sciences from the Moscow Financial Institute, Department of International Economic Relations.

Since 2012, she has been Director Member of the Board and Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

“Ms. Valovaya brings to the position over 35 years of extensive experience in journalism, diplomacy and government service. She is currently Member of the Board and Minister in charge of integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the executive body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which is responsible for implementing decisions, upholding the EEU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the Union,” according to the UN.


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