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Speeches 2019

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.

20 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the World Social Work Day 2019 - Social Work, Gender and Sexuality: Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion
20 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
15 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the Commemorative Ceremony for fallen United Nations Personnel aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302
9 March 2019
Director-General's closing remarks at the event "Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals"
7 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the “Cartooning for Peace” exhibition (in French)
7 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the event "Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals"
1 March 2019
Director-General's remarks at the Serbian exhibition on the life and works of Jovan Dučić
26 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the opening of the Disarmament Exhibition: “100 Years of Disarmament and 40 years of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva”
18 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the exhibition “Federico Fellini: Genius of humanity – a tribute to human rights”
12 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the event: “Building on the Secretary General’s Disarmament Agenda”
11 February 2019
Director-General's remarks to the organizational meeting of the Human Rights Council
8 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the First meeting of the Preparatory Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
8 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the 22nd International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers
7 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind
6 February 2019
Director-General's remarks at the opening of the Fifth Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW)
4 February 2019
Director-General's remarks before the Oxford Guild
31 January 2019
Director-General's remarks at the Copenhagen International Fashion Trade Show
28 January 2019
Director-General's remarks at the event “The Road from TB to UHC towards reaching the SDGs by 2030: Financing to Deliver Commitments” - Stop TB Partnership
25 January 2019
Director-General's remarks at the exhibition “Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations”
24 January 2019
Director-General's remarks at the exhibition “Passports for Life”
21 January 2019
Director-General's remarsk at the Plenary of the 2019 Session of the Conference on Disarmament
21 January 2019
Director-General's remarks before the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
18 January 2019
Director-General's remarks at the Second Global Constructive Journalism Conference