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The Director-General

Speeches 2013

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.

Click here to see the speeches of Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (May 2011 - October 2013)

Click here to see the speeches of Mr. Sergei Ordhzonikidze (May 2004 - January 2011)


17 December 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the commemoration in honour of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela
10 December 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the screening of the film "Tall as the Baobab Tree"
5 December 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the concert entitled “Bacevičius and Bacewicz: different roads, one family” (as prepared)
4 December 2013
Remarks of the Director-General at the launch of the OHCHR publication “Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development”, as prepared.
28 November 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of UNITAR - a G77/UNITAR event
22 November 2013
Remarks of the Director-General at the Briefing by the Russian Presidency of the G-20
19 November 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the inauguration of the 2013 Bazaar (as delivered)
13 November 2013
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of the eighth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series
12 November 2013
Acting Director-General's remarks at the opening of the Exhibition entitled "Memoria/Futuro: tecnologie per il patrimonio culturale"

Events & Meetings