On when Diana Mills-Aryee joined the UN system, she started as a tour guide in 1976, left two years later to get a Master's Degree at Columbia University's School of International Affairs.She
worked outside the UN system for a few years before rejoining it in Geneva as a personnel officer.She
spent some time in the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.She came to New York Headquarters as a procurement officer in 1993.As the Volcker report pointed out, she joined the UN Mission in Iraq as a procurement officer in 1998 through 2000. Asked who Mills-Aryee reported to, the Spokesman said that a procurement officer in a UN Mission would report directly up the chain of command in the mission, in this case to the chief administrative officer.
In response to another question, the Spokesman said the Secretary-General had told him personally that he
had nothing to do with Mills-Aryee
coming into New York at the time of her
In response to a question about whom she
reported to in Baghdad-the answer is the Chief Administrative Officer of that mission (Bjorn Johansen and then Hani Abdulaziz). She is described by her current supervisor as a very capable procurement officer.
The Secretary-General had no role in bringing her
into the UN system.
Asked about the relationship between the Secretary-General and his
son Kojo, the Spokesman said the Secretary-General has asked his
son to cooperate.