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General Legal Division
Ms. Antigoni Axenidou, Director
Ms. Antigoni Axenidou
United Nations Headquarters
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Preparing legal opinions, studies and advice on the administrative law of the Organization, on international private law and on United Nations resolutions and regulations dealing with such matters;
Providing legal advice to the United Nations voluntary programmes and funds in connection with operational activities in the economic and social fields, including the interpretation of their mandates, regulations and rules and the preparation and negotiation of standard instruments;
Providing legal advice on procurement, the drafting and negotiation of contracts and other commercial matters, as well as claims and disputes involving operational activities of the Organization, its organs and voluntary programmes and funds;
Providing legal advice on the legislative and operational arrangements governing the staffing, supply and provisioning of peacekeeping, observer and humanitarian missions, as well as claims arising therefrom;
Representing the Secretary-General before the United Nations Administrative Tribunal and other bodies in commercial and other disputes relating to matters upon which the Division provides advice; and
Preparing studies on relevant Articles of the Charter for the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.
Providing legal advice on cooperation with private sector including assistance in negotiation and preparation of relationship agreements, authorization on the use of UN name and emblem as well as advice on fund raising activities; and
Providing legal services and support for the detection and punishment of staff members and others who engage in theft, corruption or other fraudulent activities against the Organization and recovery of assets.
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