UN Building Renovation to be Completed by 2012

The United Nations' general assembly hall undergoes repairs. Photo by: Paulo Filgueiras / UN Photo

The renovation of the United Nations Secretariat and conference building will be completed in 2012. This was announced by Michael Adlerstein, executive director of the Office of the Capital Master Plan, which administers the renovation of the U.N. headquarters in New York. 

According to the U.N. News Center, Adlerstein has identified significant time-saving opportunities. He admitted that some time was wasted in the first phase of the plan involving the relocation of 6,000 U.N. staff from the Secretariat Building.  

It was projected that the Secretariat building will be renovated on time and so occupants can transfer to the renovated office in more or less two years from now, within 2012, Adlerstein told reporters in New York.

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