United Nations: Guterres Appoints Volker Türk of Austria Under-Secretary-General for Policy in His Executive Office

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: January 26, 2022; 22:46 ♦ (Vindobona)

Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Austrian lawyer and UN official as Under-Secretary-General for Policy in his Executive Office.

Austrian Volker Türk (left) and Portuguese António Guterres (right). / Picture: © UN Photo / Evan Schneider

As reported by Vindobona, Austrian lawyer and UN official Volker Türk was appointed by Guterres as one of his deputies with the title of "Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination" just about three years ago. Now the next step in his career has taken place.

In addition to coordinating global policy work, the Secretary-General has asked Mr. Türk to focus in particular on follow-up to the "Our Common Agenda" report and to continue the strategic coordination work within the Executive Office.