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Speeches 2015

The Director-General is often invited to speak on the work of the Organization at conferences, seminars and other types of meetings as well as at opening of cultural events. Many of these speeches and statements are made available to the public.

All publicly available speeches and statements are listed in chronological order. If you wish to search for a particular topic and/or event, you can use the regular search function of the website.

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27 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Launch of the White Paper on Peacebuilding
27 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Briefing on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of the Recognition by the International Community of the Legal Status of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan
26 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 3rd edition of the Food for Talks Series “Strengthening Resilience to Disasters for Agriculture and Food & Nutrition Security”
25 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Annual Civil Society Briefing
20 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 15th International Agenda-setting Conference
19 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 18th International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers, entitled “More than Mines: The Evolution of Mine Action”
18 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 4th edition of Ciné ONU Geneva - Screening of the film DIFRET (“Courage”)
17 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the concert "Musical Promises", organized by the Permanent Missions of Lithuania and Georgia
11 February 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the event, entitled “Disarmament Education: Past Best Practice for the Future”, organized by the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP)
6 February 2015
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of UNECE, at the exhibition entitled, “Couper la rose” on the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
27 January 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
27 January 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the exhibition "Le monde savait : La mission de Jan Karski pour l’Humanité "
20 January 2015
Message of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference on Disarmament, delivered by the Director-General and Acting Secretary General to the Conference
19 January 2015
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle, Chief of the Political Affairs and Partnerships Section, at the event entitled, “Post-2015 development agenda and accountability: a data revolution anchored in human rights to make the SDGs a reality for all”
19 January 2015
Rermarks of the Director-General at the End of the year Reception of the Diplomatic Club (English and French)
15 January 2015
Remarks of the Director-General at the CIUTI Forum 2015
14 January 2015
Remarks of the Director-General at the Conference on “Education for Peace”
9 January 2015
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Commemoration of victims of attack on Charlie Hebdo