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Website of the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General is the office in-charge of providing information to the media regarding the activities of the UN system as a whole through daily briefings, direct replies to media questions, press conferences, background briefings and interviews with the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and other senior officials of the UN.
The Office of the Spokesperson also provides advice regarding media relations to the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and other senior UN Secretariat officials.
The Office also keeps the Secretary-General regularly informed of major breaking news stories worldwide.
There are currently 6 officers connected with this office: 1 Spokesperson, and 5 Associate Spokespersons.
Valuable information regarding this office can be obtained through their internet website, at www.un.org/sg/spokesperson/about.shtml. They layout of their website is well-designed and easy to use, and this website contains a wealth of information regarding the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
The content is classified under 4 major headings: Daily Briefing, Press Conferences, Secretary-General, and Deputy Secretary-General.
Daily Briefing
In this heading, the information is classified under 3 groups: Highlights, Briefing Transcripts, and Live Webcast.
Press Conferences
In this heading, the information is classified under 2 groups: Schedule and Procedures Secretary-General
In this heading, the information is classified under 7 main groups: Daily Schedule, Official Travels, Latest Statements, Off-the-Cuff, Readouts, Press Releases, and Notes to Correspondents.
Deputy Secretary-General
Last but not least, the information in this heading is classified into 4 main groups: Daily Schedule, Latest Statements, Press Conferences and Readouts.
The website has a keyword search function wherein you type the keyword into the blank space, and after pressing “go,” the UN website shall be searched for articles related to your keyword.
The website is also printer-friendly, since it has a command on the right-hand side of each website with the command “Print this page,” so you will be able to print the web pages you need as a reference material.
This website also has the contact information of their office, namely, telephone nos. for press inquiries, telephone nos. for all other inquiries, and a fax no.

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