International Communications and Media
at the United Nations with five different Secretaries-Generals in various
capacities including United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and head
of the Department of Public Information
the appointment of women in all senior posts, substantially raising their
level of representation to exceed 50 per cent, the first by a UN
United Nations presence on the Internet, with the launch of the UN Website
(www.un.org) in June 1995. By February, 1998, more than five
million accesses per month to the site had been registered.
and chaired the first and second UN World Television Forum at UN
Headquarters, an unprecedented gathering of prominent communications and
personalities from all regions and cultures, with a balance between
representatives of public and private broadcasting.
a series of special gatherings, particularly among creative artists, communicators
and public figures from all parts of the world to encourage dialogue among
professionals and communications among cultures, with a focus on the
impact of current issues on the quality and dignity of life.
Representative to head the UN Observer Mission to Verify the Referendum in
which became a UN member state in May 1993.
as Director of the United Nations Information Centres
(68 centres around the world) in the Department
of Public Information from 1987 to 1993.
Chief, United Nations Centres Services
from 1982 to 1987. Undertook
special assignments for the Secretary-General.
as Secretary of its Board of Trustees of the UN Institute of Training and
joining the UN, worked as a columnist and journalist in international
writer of television documentaries and radio programmes.
of several publications including two books of short stories.
and Chairman, United Nations Appointment and Promotions Board, from
September 1986 through May 1996.
Joint United Nations Information Committee (JUNIC) 1996 – 1998.
United Nations Staff Recreation Council 1996 – 1998.
Board of Directors, UN International
School 1994 – 1996.
Board of Directors, Dag
Board of Directors, The International Council of
the National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences.