29 MAY 2006
Additional Candidates for Post of Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
NEW YORK, 26 May (UN Headquarters) -- On 16 March 2006, the six shortlisted candidates for the post of Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were announced (see Press Release SG/2109). It was indicated that interviews of the candidates would be conducted by a panel of senior officials, with the inclusion of an outside expert, appointed by the Secretary-General. Since that announcement, two of the six candidates, i.e., John W. Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda and Luis Gomez Echeverri of Colombia, have withdrawn their candidatures. The Secretary-General has decided that the following additional candidates will be shortly interviewed for the post:
-- Sálvano J. Briceño (Venezuela) -- Director for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UN/ISDR);
-- Luis Gylvan Meira (Brazil) -- Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo;
-- Richard James Kinley (Canada) -- Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and
-- Leela Krishnamurthy Ponappa (India) -- Ambassador of India to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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