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Speeches

Speeches 2016

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.

31 May 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the Plenary Meeting of the ITU Council
31 May 2016
Director-General remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (in French)
24 May 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the Session IV: Gender equality and women's economic empowerment in the new global frameworks, UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women
23 May 2016
Opening remarks of the Director-General at the plenary session: “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” at the opening of the 69th World Health Assembly
20 May 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the event “Model United Nations of Children”
18 May 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the Taekwondo demonstration “Empower Yourself with Taekwondo”, organized by the World Taekwondo Federation
17 May 2016
UN Secretary-General's message delivered by Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General of UNOG on the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016: ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact
13 May 2016
Remarks of the Director-General during the Roundtable entitled “Lessons of international cooperation efforts for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Chernobyl affected regions"
12 May 2016
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'ONUG, à la remise de la médaille « Genève reconnaissante »
12 May 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the event entitled: "Global support and political will for the OEWG and nuclear disarmament"
11 May 2016
Director-General's welcoming remarks at the reception to mark the launch of the Disarmament section of the UNOG Bookshop & to honour the winners of the UN Poster for Peace Contest
9 May 2016
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'ONUG, à l'exposition « Art and Artisanat », organisée par le Cercle Féminin des Nations Unies
9 May 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the CPLP Film Festival, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on the occasion of the Portuguese Language and Culture Day
3 May 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the European Newspaper Congress/European Editor’s Forum
2 May 2016
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'ONUG, à la Séance du Conseil de la Chambre de commerce, d’industrie et des services de Genève
2 May 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the Presentation of Ginkgo Biloba sapling by Mr. Kazumi Matsui, President of Mayors for Peace and Mayor of Hiroshima
29 April 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the high-level event "Celebrating the Olympic Spirit", on the occasion of the presence of the Olympic Flame at the Palais des Nations, the awarding of the Olympic Cup to the United Nations and the commemoration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
28 April 2016
Remarks of the Director-General during the event “The future and possible solutions of migration” (AS PREPARED BUT NOT DELIVERED)
28 April 2016
Director-General's lecture/discussion on the implementation of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and reform of the UN at the Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace)
27 April 2016
Director-General's Keynote address on “The Global Governance Crisis and the Role of the UN”
27 April 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the CAGI (Centre d'Accueil Genève Internationale) (in French)
26 April 2016
Director-General's remarks at the event entitled "How can the Rotary contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals ?" (in French)
25 April 2016
Director-General's opening keynote “Why Research Matters for UN Policy-Making” at the roundtable entitled “Strengthening the UN’s Research Uptake”
21 April 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at Geneva Lecture Series – Ninth Edition with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “A Civil Peace by Civil Society – Tunisian Experiences for the Future of the Region” (in English and French)
19 April 2016
Director-General's remarks at the opening of the exhibition “China’s Nvshu” on the occasion of Chinese Language Day, organized by the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China
18 April 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at "Interns with a Mission 2016" on Youth empowerment through the Sustainable Development Goals
15 April 2016
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'ONUG, à l'exposition « Dialogue avec les Nations » organisée par la Mission permanente de la France
11 April 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
8 April 2016
Closing remarks of the Director-General at the Geneva Conference on “Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward”
7 April 2016
Director-General's Opening Remarks at the Geneva Conference on “Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward”
18 March 2016
Message of the Director-General on the occasion of the Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
17 March 2016
Allocution du Directeur général à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la Francophonie
17 March 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the100th meeting of the ISO Council
13 March 2016
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l'ONUG, au Concert du 5e anniversarie de l'Orchestre des Nations Unies
8 March 2016
Director-General's remarks the event entitled "Gender parity: Game changer or gamble?"
7 March 2016
Director-General's remarks at the"17th Edition of Geneva International Model United Nations Annual Conference 2016” by the Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN)
2 March 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the First International Pledging Conference for the Implementation of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: A Mine Free World by 2025: The Last Stretch
1 March 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the donation ceremony of the “Qvevri”, organized by the Permanent Mission of Georgia
29 February 2016
Remarks of the Director-General at the opening of the exhibition “Human Rights and the Culture of Islam”, organized by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar on the occasion of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council
25 February 2016
Director-General's opening remarks during the Bi-Annual Civil Society Briefing (in English and French)
18 February 2016
Director-General's keynote address delivered at the 10th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
16 February 2016
Director-General's opening remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Nineteenth International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and UN Advisors
9 February 2016
Director-General's remarks on the occasion of the Panel Discussion on “Disarmament and Collective Security” Research Project
6 February 2016
Director-General's remarks entitlled “The need for an integrated and inclusive frame for sustainable economic progress” delivered at Warwick Economics Summit
27 January 2016
Message delivered on behalf of the Director-General by Mr. Salman Bal, Senior Political Coordination Adviser, Office of the Director-General of UNOG at the event entitled "Geneva Engage: E-participation for International Geneva"
26 January 2016
Welcome remarks delivered by Mr. David A. Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet on behalf of the Director-General at the UNOG Library Talk: book launch of “Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda: Case studies and interventions”, edited by Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Douglas C. Maynard, Mary O'Neill Berry
15 January 2016
Director-General's remarks at the event entitled “Caring For Our Common Home” on the Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’
14 January 2016
Director-General's remarks at the New Year’s reception of the German International Club in Geneva (in English and German)
13 January 2016
Director-General's remarks during the 6th edition of the Ferney Model of United Nations (FerMUN) (in English and French)