Statement on UN Staff Day Delivered by Ian Richards United Nations Headquarters, New York Tuesday 25 October 2016 --- Hello Colleagues, It’s great to see so many of you joining today and to see, through the many national costumes on display. Though I suspect the cold weather discouraged a few of you from doing the same. Dimitri, who is from Greece, wanted to try his national dress. Rumours are that the Secretary-General was considering a hanbok.
The UN Nairobi Staff Union held a farewell luncheon for the outgoing UNEP Executive Director Dr. Achim Steiner, who takes a new assignment at Oxford University. Dr. Steiner has done a marvelous job for UNEP and the UN at large over the past ten years and his leadership has been spectacular! He has been a staunch supporter of the Union.