Subseries - Speeches of the Director General

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Speeches of the Director General


  • 1946- (Creation)

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This collection contains speeches and addresses of the Director General of UNESCO reproduced as Secretariat documents. There are also speeches as manuscripts, appeals and messages, some interventions and statements in meetings, also occasional interviews, in general, texts delivered or intended to be delivered orally.

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Most of the speeches are in French or English, some in Spanish or other languages.
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  • English
  • French

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Paper documents and electronic versions since 1999

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  • Inventory of Speeches by the Director General, 1946-1980
  • Inventory of Speeches by the Director General, 1980-1985

Chronologically and by subject:

  • Index of Speeches by the Director General, 1974-1981
  • Index of Speeches by the Director General, 1987-1990

Since 1999 all Speeches by the Director General available online.

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Interventions of the Director General in the General Conference and the Executive Board, see also verbatim and summary records of these bodies as well as the information documents (AG 4 - General Conference Documents and AG 5 - Executive Board Documents).

Speeches in UNESCO meetings, see final reports and information documents and press releases, also UNESCO Official Bulletin or UNESCO Chronicle.

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