24 September 2018

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The world’s largest gathering of international dignitaries is being held this week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City! Over the next week we will be introducing you to some people behind the scenes of the UN General Assembly who make what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy happen! Over the course of the series we’ll get a firsthand glimpse into various departments within the UN and how they prepare for some of the busiest weeks of the year at the United Nations.

In the first interview from our series, meet Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.  The Office of the Spokesperson plans the Secretary-General’s media related activities and briefs journalists on a daily basis. Mr. Dujarric became Spokesperson for the SG on 10 March 2014. Prior to his appointment he served as Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 2005 to 2006 and then as Deputy Communications Director for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 2006 to 2007.  Immediately prior to his current appointment, Mr. Dujarric was the Director of News and Media for the United Nations Department of Public Information and he also served as Director of Communications for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In this video he describes why the UNGA is unlike any other event in the world, and why he thinks he has the best job in the building!

 

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General