[WG-Strategy] Secretary-General appoints Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as his Envoy on Technology

Flávio Rech Wagner flavio at inf.ufrgs.br
Fri Jan 22 20:54:13 EST 2021


        22 January 2021

    Secretary-General appoints Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile
    as his Envoy on Technology

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the 
appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as his Envoy on 

Taking into account the growing prominence of technology issues and the 
recognition that the United Nations must enhance its efforts on digital 
cooperation and global connectivity, the Envoy will lead the 
implementation of the Secretary-General’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation 
in close consultation with Member States, the technology industry, civil 
society and other stakeholders.  The Envoy will complement ongoing 
technology related efforts in relevant bodies and entities within the 
United Nations system.*//*

Mr. Hochschild most recently supported the Secretary-General in 
coordinating the preparations for the commemoration of the 
Organization’s seventy-fifth anniversary. In this capacity, he continued 
to support the Secretary-General on issues related to frontier 
technologies and the follow-up to the High-Level Panel on Digital 

He brings diversified senior leadership experience, both at Headquarters 
and in the field, having served as Assistant Secretary-General for 
Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, 
Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional 
Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic 
(MINUSCA), United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator 
and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme 
(UNDP) in Colombia; Director of the Field Personnel Division in the then 
Department of Field Support in New York; and as Chief of Field 
Operations and Technical Cooperation in the Office of the High 
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.

He began his United Nations career in 1988 with the Office of the United 
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan and served in 
subsequent postings with UNHCR, the United Nations Relief and Works 
Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Office for 
the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and in United Nations 

Mr. Hochschild is a graduate of the University of Oxford in the United 
Kingdom. He is fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.

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