The General Assembly has consistently underlined the importance that multilingualism, a core value of the Organization, plays in achieving the goals of the United Nations as set out in the Charter and is personally committed to fostering multilingualism throughout the United Nations system.

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, as Coordinator for Multilingualism, serves as the lead for multilingualism-related matters at the United Nations system level. Most CEB member organizations have designated multilingualism focal points.

The Secretariat of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination supports the Coordinator for Multilingualism and facilitates the designation of focal points for multilingualism and the sharing of policies and tools related to multilingualism across UN entities.

More information can be found on the dedicated page in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management web portal.

  • Chief Executives Board (CEB)
  • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)

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