Housed at the Palais des Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General at Geneva. A focal point for multilateral diplomacy, UNOG is one of the busiest conference centres in the world. With more than 1,600 staff, it is the biggest duty station outside of United Nations headquarters in New York.
UNOG contributes significantly to the Organisation’s efforts to maintain international peace and security, to advance disarmament, to protect and promote human rights, to eradicate poverty, to implement sustainable development practices and to provide fast, effective humanitarian relief in emergencies. UNOG is headed by a Director-General at the level of Under-Secretary-General who is accountable directly to the Secretary-General.