Director General Archive

OPCW Director-General Visits London

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 26 May 2017 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü met with senior UK officials and delivered the keynote address to the 20th International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference (CWD) on 25 May. During his visit to London, the Director-General met with the

OPCW Director-General Shares Incontrovertible Laboratory Results Concluding Exposure to Sarin

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 19 April 2017 — The Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reconvened today to further address the allegation of chemical weapons use in the Khan Sheikhun area of southern Idlib in the Syrian Arab Republic. OPCW’s Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü updated Council members on recent

G20 Consumer Summit takes on lack of consumer trust in the digital world

New research shows worldwide need for action to protect consumers’ rights online. A new study released today shows that almost half of people (46 %) asked in six G20 countries don’t trust their governments to protect their rights online. Seventy-two percent of consumers are concerned that too much of their data is being collected online.

Smart Dubai Office to be official city partner for the World BlockChain forum

  UAE, March 5, 2017 – Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide smart transformation with a vision to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth, is announced as the official City Partner for the World Blockchain Forum being held at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai on March 6th, 2017. H.E Dr.Aisha Bin Bishr,

Smart Dubai showcases its experience at World Economic Forum 2017

  UAE, February 1, 2017 –  H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, was the official representative of Dubai at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland. As part of the forum, a panel discussion was held on global smart transformation of cities, during which Dubai’s participation

Report by the Director-General to the Executive Board at its 140th Session

Geneva, Switzerland, 23 January 2017 Mister Chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, Excellencies, colleagues in the UN system, ladies and gentlemen, You have an especially heavy agenda plus the added responsibility of shortlisting and nominating candidates for the post of Director-General. Last week’s World Economic Forum identified rising income and wealth inequality as the

Smart Dubai Office and RIT Dubai Announces Launch of Corporate Happiness Program

  UAE, January 8, 2017 – The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai, to launch the

African Development Bank announces Directors General Appointments

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, November 24, 2016 – Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), today announced the appointments of Mr. Janvier Litse as Director General, West Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office; Mr. Ousmane Dore as Director General, Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office; Mr. Gabriel Negatu as Director General,

Sustainable Steel – Policy and Indicators 2016

Sustainable Steel – Policy and Indicators 2016 Brussels, 6 October 2016 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today launched the 2016 edition of Sustainable Steel – Policy and Indicators, highlighting how steel and the steel industry contribute to and perform in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability. The report highlights the steel industry’s

Ingersoll Rand Partners with TERI for World Sustainable Development Summit 2016

New Delhi, October 5, 2016 – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joined leaders from ar, shares ound the world at the TERI Annual World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), October 5- 8, in New Delhi. Ingersoll Rand was an associate partner of the Business Day at TERI WSDS,