Secretary-General ‘profoundly moved’ by professionalism of UN staff: spokesperson

Marking his first three months in office, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told staff at United Nations Headquarters in New York and around the world that he has been “profoundly moved” by their professionalism and commitment, his spokesperson said.

Veteran Japanese diplomat takes over as top UN communications official

Veteran Japanese diplomat Kiyotaka Akasaka of Japan, who has been closely involved throughout his career with the work of multilateral organizations, began his tenure today as the new chief of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI).