NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 - Shamshad Akhtar (R), Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, has a pin attached by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a swearing-in ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 7, 2014. Shamshad Akhtar of Pakistan was appointed as the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on December 10, 2013.

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Shamshad Akhtar (R), Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, takes an oath in front of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a swearing-in ceremony held at the UN headquarters

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Peter Thomas Drennan (R), UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Safety and Security, takes an oath in front of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a swearing-in ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 7, 2014. Drennan served with the Australian Federal Police before being appointed as the UN under-secretary-general for safety and security on April 29th this year.

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