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UN Secretary-General appoints Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as new Under-Secretary-General of DGACM



  09:24:25 pm, by admin   , 280 words  
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UN Secretary-General appoints Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as new Under-Secretary-General of DGACM

Tegegnework Gettu. Photo: UNDP

UN Secretary-General appoints Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as new Under-Secretary-General of DGACM

Source: UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia as the new Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), it was announced today.

With about 1,200 staff at United Nations Headquarters in New York and 2,200 worldwide, including the conference management staff at the UN Offices at Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi, DGACM is the largest department in the UN Secretariat.

Among the department’s staff are committee secretaries and research clerks, meeting planners and protocol officers, translators and verbatim reporters, interpreters and editors, graphic designers and printers, conference officers and administrators.

According to the announcement, Mr. Gettu brings to his new position “analytical skills and proven operational capacity on the ground and at headquarters, managing complex organizational structures and leading effectively large departments in challenging environments.”

He has over 30 years of increasingly responsible management experience in the development field, at both the national and international levels, including academia, government and private sector.

Mr. Gettu, who has been the Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Bureau Director for Africa for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 2009, has also served as Chief of Staff and Director of UNDP’s Executive Office in New York and was the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria until 2006.

Moreover, he boasts a fruitful academic career, serving as a fellow to Columbia University as well as working as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the University of Rochester, Hunter College and Addis Ababa University.

Mr. Gettu will replace Jean-Jacques Graisse of Belgium whom Mr. Ban thanked for having served with “dedication and able leadership” during his tenure as Acting Head of DGACM.


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Comment from: MIMI [Visitor]
5 stars


03/28/13 @ 21:38
Comment from: Observer2013 [Visitor]

Another bright guy from General Wingate School. Meles Zenawi’s classmate?

03/28/13 @ 21:43
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
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MIMI there you go again stinking the website.

Are stupid enough not to realize he is actually diaspora and if I have to guess he probably lives in NY? He is probably not TPLF and woyane??

Dedebit graduate with zero in a thought process. Go to school please!

03/28/13 @ 21:45
Comment from: Observer2013 [Visitor]

The Diplomat is an Ethiopian Citizen, holder of Ethiopian passport, not a refugee or a citizen of another country like Ment4you. Ment4you, as a foreigner you must know your limits, do not interfere in the affair of another country. HaileMariam administration may deport you back to where you belong from Bole Airport.

03/28/13 @ 22:10
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
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Observer2013 the Moron

Who made woyanes like you citizens of Ethiopia in the first place?

The only ones getting deported are your likes TPLF refuges from mekele with no country to call your own. You had a chance to liberate Tigray like the DEAD idiot Meles and Co. planned. Now that window has closed your likes are actually misfits in someone else country… mine moron! Keep procrastinating!!

03/28/13 @ 22:25
Comment from: Dawit [Visitor]


Mimi didn’t generally say ‘diaspora’ - She spesifically said ‘diaspora opposition’ (or as I would like to call them ‘toxic diaspora). Atadebalq. Mr. Getu is not opposition or toxic - he is a positive role model.

03/28/13 @ 22:48
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
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Is that the same as the opposition inside Ethiopia? that would be like 80% of the population or do just like day dreaming and assuming TPLF and woyane aren’t the real toxic peasants the people of Ethiopia had already told to pack up and go home…Mekele or Asmera?

03/28/13 @ 22:57
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

USGs have diplomatic rank equivalent to that of a national cabinet minister. Under Article 105 of the United Nations Charter they have diplomatic immunity. - Wikipedia

03/28/13 @ 23:36
Comment from: My2cents [Visitor]

Ato Tegengwork’s profile used to be common. Almost all Ethiopians who attended Teferi-Mekonnen and Hile-Selassie U. have had the potential to become somebody big on international stage. That was one aspect that burned the super jealous northerners. Weg, Mahreg, Chewanet etc. are replaced now by Ametsengotch, Werobelawotch, Shiftotch, Fenj-Kebariotchetc. Anyways, there is time for everything.

The study involved 792 people who had their breath analyzed to help diagnose digestive orders. They agreed to let researchers measure the levels of hydrogen and methane; elevated levels indicate the presence of a microbe called Methanobrevibacter smithii. The people with the highest readings on the breath test were more likely to be heavier and have more body fat, and the researchers suspect that the microbes may be at least partly responsible for their obesity.

03/28/13 @ 23:53
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Congradulation Mr. Gettu.

Congratulations Mr. Gettu
We know there are thousands of Mr. Gettus in NYC and around the world working in multinational organizations; Universities, corporations, who if given the chance could lead the country effectively but the illiterate TPLFites wouldn’t allow it.

03/29/13 @ 00:11
Comment from: QA11 [Visitor]

First, congratulation.

How much the scale?

03/29/13 @ 00:15
Comment from: AGB [Visitor]


You are a wonderful Ethiopian who really has the chance to expose this wildish governance of the TPLF WORLDWIDE.

03/29/13 @ 02:57
Comment from: Tarid [Visitor]


03/29/13 @ 05:05
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]

TPLF Thugs ,the appointed guy is first of all as a UN Staff not really as Woyane representation .So time for you to cease mixing your childish propagandas with internal UN Administrative affairs .He is not the first Ethiopian nor the last one occupying such distinguished places .For your Information ,Dawit W/Giorgis is occupying the post of Regional Consultant for the UN specially on African Conflits Resolution ,whether your Agazi Masters like it or not ….LOL !!!!!

03/29/13 @ 05:23
Comment from: teshome [Visitor]

What"Zereto” brhanu, “Denkoro” armaria, and the washington parking thievs say about this man. I’ll tune in their radio on weekends.

03/29/13 @ 07:52

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