Michael Møller

Former Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva



Michael Møller (Denmark) is a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was until 1 July 2019 the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and the Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference. Prior to assuming these duties in November 2013, he was the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation (2008-11). He was the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus from 2006 till 2008 and Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General from 2001 till 2006, serving concurrently as Deputy Chief of Staff for the last 2 years of that period. Between 1997 and 2001 he was the Head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at UN headquarters in New York. He served in different capacities in New York, Iran, Mexico, Cyprus, Haiti and Geneva where he started his career in 1979 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.