Where can I find information about official travels of the current and former Secretaries-General?
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Information about official travels of the Secretary-General can be found in the United Nations Press Releases. Press releases informing about travels are filed under the symbol SG/T/---. This pattern goes back to the year 1964 (SG/T/1 was issued on 27 January 1964). Before that, there was no distinguishing symbol for the travel information. It was conveyed as all other Secretary-General-related information under the symbol SG/---.
Press releases are available from October 1995 onwards through the Meetings Coverage and Press Releases website. The Advanced Search on the website allows to limit the search to the category "Secretary-General – Travel".
Press releases issued before October 1995 are available in print at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
Information about travels of the current Secretary-General António Guterres (2017- ) and his predecessor Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016) is available on the SG website (with links to the respective press release).
António Guterres: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/travels
Ban Ki-moon: https://www.un.org/sg/en/formersg/ban/travel
Overviews of the travels of Kofi Annan (1997-2006) and Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992-1996) are contained in the following books (both are available in the Library):
Another useful source of information is the UN Photo Library. The Advanced Search can be limited to the category "Secretary-General: Official Travel".
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