Behind the scenes of conference management

Did you know that….

UN Geneva is one of the biggest conference centers in the world?
There are close to 10,000 meetings held at the Palais des Nations every year?
Some 240,000 pages are translated annually?
UN Geneva has hosted many high-level and sensitive political discussions such as the talks on Syria, Yemen, Libya and Georgia?

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As the second largest United Nations duty station and one of the major conference centers in the world, UN Geneva serves as a key platform for international dialogue and diplomacy. It provides the physical infrastructure, as well as the services required, such as translation of documents and interpretation, to ensure that delegates can meet, negotiate and decide on critical global issues. The support and expertise of our staff behind the scenes is indispensable to contributing to the successful progress of discussions by ensuring that delegates speaking various languages can communicate with each other.
As the biggest division of UN Geneva, the Division of Conference Management strives to enhance dialogue and cooperation among Member States and, by doing so, to contribute to the realization of the objectives of the United Nations.

This is achieved through the contribution of almost 600 staff based in Geneva representing 67 nationalities, ranging from meeting planners and documentation officers, translators, reference assistants, interpreters and editors to graphic designers and printers, conference officers and administrators who would love to show you their work!
Come and join us in Room XVII and put yourself in the shoes of a delegate! Meet the people behind the scenes and learn about the world of diplomacy and dialogue. Quizzes, exhibitions and many other activities in store!

When & Where

  • Room XVII
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Don’t miss these two opportunities to discover the world of Conference Management and play the role of a delegate :

  • 11:00-11:15 a.m. Introduction to the world of Conference Management
  • 11:15-11:35 a.m. Mock conference – come and put yourself in the shoes of a delegate!
  • 11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Mock conference- come and put yourself in the shoes of a delegate!
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. – Mock conference – come and put yourself in the shoes of a delegate!
  • 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Introduction to the world of Conference Management
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Mock conferences – come and put yourself in the shoes of a delegate!