Who's who in #globaldev: September 2015 executive appointments

By Ma. Eliza Villarino 12 October 2015

Antonio Guterres, outgoing U.N. high commissioner for refugees. Photo by: Jean-Marc Ferré / United Nations / CC BY-NC-ND

Will Helle Thorning-Schmidt succeed Antonio Guterres at UNHCR?

Early in September, the Danish government nominated the former prime minister as the next U.N. high commissioner for refugees as news came that Antonio Guterres plans to step down at the end of the year, debunking speculations he will seek another term. Guterres is in fact on a six-month extension, as his tenure was supposed to end in June.

Stories are going around that the U.N. refugee agency chief would vie to replace Ban Ki-moon as U.N. secretary-general. He has yet to confirm or deny the rumor.

Below are a few more major appointments in September across the international development community:

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Ma. Eliza VillarinoDevexElizaJV

Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.


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