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This year, FREDMUN will have the highest honor to welcome Mr. Michael Møller as our Guest of Honor!

Mr. Møller has served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and was the 12th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)! He was also the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Personal Representative to the Conference. He was appointed to these roles by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in November 2013 and was reappointed by Secretary-General António Guterres in February 2017 for another year.

Born in Copenhagen in 1952, Michael Møller took courses in Political Science at the Institute for Political Science of the University of Aarhus, in Denmark. In 1976, he received his B.A. in International Relations at the University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom. He earned his M.A. in International Relations in 1978 from Johns Hopkins University, where he specialized in international organizations and the European Economic Community. 

Having a father who was a Danish diplomat, Michael Møller started travelling at the age of five. He has lived in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Greece, Algeria, Switzerland, Iran, Haiti, the United States, Mexico, and Cyprus for various periods of time. He has described himself as a “perpetual migrant”. His mother tongue is Danish and he speaks fluent French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Greek. Mr. Møller has long had a passion for the arts and he is the Honorary President of Art for The World, a non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) that seeks to create meaningful dialogue on human rights and development through the universal language of art

Michael Møller has over 40 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations System, serving in different roles in New York, Iran, Mexico, Haiti and Geneva. Prior to his tenure as Director-General, he was the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation from 2008 to 2011. 

We are looking forward to welcoming him in Nicosia, Cyprus, in a few weeks!

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