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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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27 October 2014
Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the Opening of the 2014 Korean Cinema Week in Geneva
16 October 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Mr. Clemens Adams, Director of Administration, at the photographic exhibition and family farming market on the occasion of World Food Day and the 2014 International Year of Family Farming
14 October 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Ms. Ruth Hahn-Weinert, Acting Chief Librarian, United Nations Office at Geneva at the opening of the exhibition entitled “Lumière de Paix”
13 October 2014
Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the Opening of the World Investment Forum 2014 “Investing in Sustainable Development”
13 October 2014
Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the 131st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
10 October 2014
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim, à la12e édition de la Marche des enfants
9 October 2014
Opening Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the concert "With Verdi in the World" on the occasion of the 2014 Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
8 October 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Mr. Jan Dusik, Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe at the opening of the exhibition entitled “Greener and Smarter Homes”
8 October 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General’s behalf by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of UNECE, on the occasion of World Post Day
3 October 2014
Opening Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the UNOG Library Talk: “Reflections at the United Nations” by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
3 October 2014
Remarks by the Acting Director-General at the reception on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
29 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Roundtable on “South-South Cooperation: the role of regional and intergovernmental organisations and multilateral institutions in promoting and intensifying cooperation among developing countries – Lessons learned and best practices”
25 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Reception on the occasion of the first 50 ratifications of the Arms Trade Treaty
25 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the One-day workshop on enhanced interaction and synergies between international and national monitoring mechanisms of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
25 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the first observance International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
24 September 2014
Allocution de Directeur général par intérim - Ciné ONU Genève – « Snowpiercer » (in French only)
19 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Launch of the “Tangible Earth”
18 September 2014
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim à la table ronde« Femmes et jeunes : vecteurs de paix, acteurs du développement »
18 September 2014
Opening remarks by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, at the Library Talk and Book Launch of “The new Internal Justice System at the United Nations”
17 September 2014
Opening remarks by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, at the opening of the exhibition “Family and Love”
16 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Geneva Launch of the UN Handbook 2014-2015
9 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Opening of photo exhibition on the occasion of ASEAN Day
8 September 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General - Award of the Prix de la Fondation pour Genève to the President of the Swiss Confederation
4 September 2014
Allocution de M. Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim, Prononcé au nom du Directeur général par M. David A. Chikvaidze, Chef de cabinet, Bureau du Directeur général à la14e Rencontre entre les autorités genevoises et la communauté internationale
1 September 2014
Video message of the Acting Director-General - UNRISD Meeting of Key Stakeholders, Funders and Research Users
19 August 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Plaque Unveiling Ceremony - World Humanitarian Day 2014
31 July 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Mr. Clemens Adams, at the photographic exhibition on "City Success in Reducing Urban Poverty"
18 July 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Ciné-ONU film "One Humanity" during Nelson Mandela Day
17 July 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General’s behalf by Mr. Vladimir Gratchev, Director of the Division of Conference Management, at the event entitled, “World Day Against Trafficking in Persons”
14 July 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
8 July 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the cultural event entitled “The Rhythms of One World”
8 July 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference 2014 Plenary Session – High-Level Panel “Current challenges to armed violence reduction and prevention”
4 July 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Opening of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law Summer Course
1 July 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General’s behalf by Mr. David A. Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet, at the African Forum For Dialogue “Industrialization and Inclusive Development in Africa”
30 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the special event entitled, “Driving democratic change – IPU at 125 and beyond” in the context of the 125th anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
25 June 2014
Message delivered on the Acting Director-General's behalf by Mr. Andrey Vassilyev at the “Panel Discussion on the Role of Diaspora in Development"
23 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Inaugural lecture, Geneva Summer Schools “The United Nations in Geneva: Past, Present and Future”
17 June 2014
Remarks delivered on the Acting Director-General’s behalf by Mr. Clemens Adams, Director of Administration, at the event entitled, “European Reveal of the Ideas Box”
12 June 2014
Message of the Acting Director-General for the event entitled, "The Power of Empowered Women"
10 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the International Trade Centre : “ITC 50 years of Trade Impact for Good: Where Next ?”
4 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the cultural event entitled “Emotions by Lubomir Tomaszewsk”
4 June 2014
Message by the Acting Director-General at the event entitled “Biking in Solidarity with Small Island Developing States”
3 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the event entitled “A conversation with Kofi Annan and Michel Sidibé"
3 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the panel discussion on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
3 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
2 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Official inauguration of the Permanent Mission of Fiji in Geneva
2 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Meeting of European United Nations Associations
2 June 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Panel Discussion: “The value of International Geneva: a United Nations perspective”, Conference of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce “What the Geneva Region Needs to Do to Remain Competitive”
22 May 2014
Allocution de Monsieur Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève lors de la cérémonie de remise des prix pour le concours Eduki sur : « Liberté d’expression sur internet, limites et opportunités pour les jeunes » (in French)
21 May 2014
Remarks delivered on the Acting Director-General’s behalf by Mr. David A. Chikvaidze, Chef de Cabinet, at the cultural event entitled “Heartbeat”
20 May 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the 1316th Plenary Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament
19 May 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Opening High-Level Segment of the 67th World Health Assembly
15 May 2014
Allocution de Monsieur Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève lors du déjeuner-débat « Le rôle de Genève pour l’ONU et de l’ONU pour Genève (in French)
13 May 2014
Message of the Acting Director-General at the event entitled “The Right Paths to Integration and Success of Young African Athletes”
13 May 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the reception hosted by the Acting Director-General and Ted Turner, Chairman of the United Nations Foundation
13 May 2014
Opening remarks by the Acting Director-General at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons - Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
9 May 2014
Welcome for UN Women’s Guild Children’s Walk
7 May 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the cultural event entitled “Magtymguly Pyragy, National Poet of Turkmenistan”
30 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at a "Jazz Evening" celebrating International Jazz Day
24 April 2014
Remarks of the Director-General at the Conference entitled "Sustainable development on a warming planet ?"
17 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of an exhibition on the occasion of Chinese Language Day.
14 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the seminar “Military Expenditure and its Relationship to the Purposes of the United Nations”
10 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the event entitled “Interns with a Mission”
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”
2 April 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of “Women in Mine Action – Both halves of the sky deserve all the Earth” on the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, delivered on his behalf by Mr. Clemens Adams, Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Office at Geneva.
27 March 2014
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the opening of an exhibition held on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, delivered on his behalf by Mr. Clemens Adams, Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Office at Geneva
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 Director-General 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
Remarks of the Acting Director-General at the Global Governance Monday: « Quel rôle pour les Nations Unies dans la gouvernance mondiale? » (only in French)
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)