Otto recommended to UN Office
By: L.N. Reklai
February 6, 2017 (Koror, Palau) President Remengesau Jr. recalled Dr. Caleb Otto, Palau’s Ambassador to the United Nations in letter issued on January 27, 2017. The letter expressed Remengesau’s decision not to renew the appointment and expressed his appreciation for Dr. Otto’s contributions during his tenure as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Moreover, Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Palau’s Ambassador to the European Union, Climate Change and Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, is appointed to head the United Nation’s mission as Permanent Representative to UN.
A letter of appointment was submitted to Senate President Hokkons Baules on January 30, 2017 for confirmation. The letter urges prompt action citing need to step up efforts in the UN.
In a separate letter to the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Gutteres, President Remengesau Jr. recommended Dr. Caleb Otto to a position in United Nations Office of High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, an office under the Secretary General of the United Nations.
The position is a highly coveted within the United Nations with many aspirants from various regions of the world applying.
Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya of Nepal is the current Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012. [/restrict]