Monday, March 13, 2017

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Annual Sergio Veira De Mello Lecture 2017
delivered by


Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Wednesday, 15 March 2017, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Programme and access details


18:00 Welcome from UNOG and the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation
18:05 Chair’s introduction: Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent, BBC
18:10 SVdM Annual Lecture by Angelina Jolie, followed by Q&A
19:00 Musical Tribute by Elisso Bolkvadze, UNESCO Artist for Peace
19:30 Close of event


Palais des Nations
Assembly Hall, A Building, 3rd floor - Door 14

Security and access

  • Each registration is nominative and valid for one person.
  • Access to the UN is via the Pregny Gate on Avenue de la paix.
  • Photo identification and printed copy of confirmation email required for security access.
  • Nominative badge required for access to Assembly Hall and seating.
  • Badges will be available for collection from Maison de la Paix, Building 1, between 11:00 and 15:00 on 13, 14 and 15 March. Remaining badges will be available for collection at the Pregny Gate on 15 March from 16:00.
  • Those without UN passes should arrive early: Security access and Doors to the Assembly Hall are open from 16:00
  • To expedite security screening, please do not bring bags.
  • No parking available for non-accredited vehicles; the closest bus stop is “Appia”


This event will be filmed and will be streamed live on UN TV and UNHCR’s Facebook page.


All invitees to be seated by 17:50. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Representatives of bona fide media organizations who have registered to participate in the event are kindly requested to contact the United Nations Information Service at


The language of the event is English; simultaneous interpretation from English to French only, will be available.
If you have any questions, please contact Dougal Thomson (

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