Transmission of speeches to interpreters

When taking the floor at the Governing Body, you are best understood by everyone if you improvise. However, if you read a prepared statement, your message will be conveyed with greater clarity if your text is made available beforehand to the interpreters.

Please send your text or speaking notes by e-mail to:
The object of your message should clear state: Name – Country/Group – Agenda item

Even if it is not the final version, an advance copy of your text will be very useful. Interpreters will of course check against delivery and are bound by the strictest professional secrecy.

Please remember to read at a moderate pace. Thank you for your kind cooperation, which is in the interests of good communication and a clear transmission of your message.