02 August 2011, Geneva, Switzerland – The UNOSAT Team welcomed the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who visited UNOSAT in the framework of his first official visit to CERN which hosts the UNOSAT computing centre.
Mr. Tokayev of Kazakhstan has been Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference on Disarmament since 2 May 2011. A career diplomat, he served from 1992 as Deputy Minister and later as First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. He then served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1999, when he was also appointed Deputy Prime Minister and later the same year Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister from 1999 until 2002. Prior to taking up his functions as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Tokayev was Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan since January 2007.

Mr Tokayev discussed with UNOSAT Manager Francesco Pisano and his team of analysts about advancements in the use of satellite data analysis in the UN system and future perspectives.
Photo: Mr. Tokayev (centre)
during his visit to the UNOSAT premises
at CERN. To his right Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle
of UNOG and Mr. Clemens Adams,
Director of UNOG Administration
who were accompanying him.