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The Director-General

Speeches 2014

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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9 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Conference “Peace and the future of the Middle East”
9 April 2014
Remarks of the Director-General during the commemoration of theInternational Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
7 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Opening Session of the Fifth Global Commodities Forum “Global value chains, transparency and commodity-based development”
4 April 2014
Closing remarks the Acting Director-General at the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace “The Power of Sport”
26 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the theatrical performance "Wounded to Death", organized to raise awareness to violence against women.
25 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Directeur général at the celebration of the International Day of Nowruz.
24 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
24 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Geneva International Model United Nations Annual Conference “Future 21st Century Challenges: Access to Energy”
21 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the event “Forests for Fashion-Fashion for Forests”, held on the International Day of Forests.
20 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the UNOG Library Talk and Book Presentation on “Le propre de l’homme: sur une légitimité menacée” by Mr. Rémi Brague
19 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly: Standing Committee on UN Affairs
17 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Special high-level event in the context of the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Accords on Indochina, co-hosted with the Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
17 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly
14 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Concert of Salif Keïta held on the occasion of the International Day of la Francophonie (in French)
11 March 2014
Delivery of the Secretary-General’s message by the Acting Director-General at Inauguration of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal’s Geneva Courtroom
7 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the commemoration of International Women's Day.
5 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the donation ceremony of a "cycladic idol" to UNOG by the Government of Greece.
4 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the exhibition "Robert Capa 100", organized by the Permanent Mission of Hungary.
4 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the High Level Dialogue with relevant United Nations entities on the promotion of preventive approaches within the United Nations system
3 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the exhibition and high-level debate "Too Young to Wed".
3 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the signing of a collaboration agreement between UNOG and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for digitization of portions of the League of Nations Archives.
27 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Launch of the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT)
26 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 2014 Geneva Opera Pool
25 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the “E40: Film Screening and Exhibition” delivered on his behalf by Mr. David Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet of the Office of the Director-General
18 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the meeting with the Group of Francophone Ambassadors (in French)
14 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Launch of English-language biography of President Adolf Ogi: “Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman”
13 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Meeting with the Group of Friends of the Palais des Nations (in English and French)
12 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at theStrategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation Project Event - “New approaches to General and Complete Disarmament: Looking towards Mexico and The Hague”
10 February 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the UNIDIR Cyber Stability Seminar: “Preventing Cyber Conflict”
7 February 2014
Message of the Secretary-General delivered by the Acting Director-General at the ceremony for the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Tunisia.
30 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the UNOG Library Talk and Book Launch: “Shared Responsibility: The United Nations in the Age of Globalization”
29 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the New Year's Reception of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva (in French and English)
29 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Annual Civil Society Briefing (in French and English)
28 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the UNOG observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
27 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the exhibition “The Girls of Room 28, in Remembrance of the Children of the Theresienstadt Ghetto”, organized on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
27 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General following the donation of the gift of a 'waka' from New Zealand to UNOG.
20 January 2014
Delivery of the Secretary-General’s message by Mr. Michael Møller, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva at the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Central African Republic
20 January 2014
Remarks by Mr. Michael Møller, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva at the Memorial Ceremony to honour colleagues killed in Kabul on 17 January 2014
8 January 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening ceremony of Ferney-Voltaire Model United Nations (in English and French)

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