The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the site of many historic negotiations, continues to be a vital centre of both multilateral and bilateral diplomacy. Conference servicing is a major function of UNOG. The Director of the Division of Conference Management and the Division's staff are responsible for more than 800 meetings held each month at the Palais des Nations. The meetings range from half-day technical meetings to protracted negotiations on major political issues and worldwide conferences of note such as the International Labour Conference and the World Health Assembly or the sessions of the International Law Commission, Conference on Disarmament and Human Rights Council.
The Division is composed of four services. The Central Planning and Coordination Service plans and coordinates the provision of all facilities and services rendered by UNOG to conferences; the Languages Service ensures that documentation is translated into all six official languages; the Interpretation Service ensures that delegates speaking various languages can communicate with each other; and the Publishing Service is in charge of the reproduction and distribution of documents, and processes the UN publications to make them available on a commercial basis.