The Division of Conference Services is the United Nations’ leading conference services provider in Africa.
Part of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, we are based at the United Nations Office Nairobi, the only United Nations headquarters in the global South.
Since 1996, our mission has been to enhance dialogue and cooperation among Member States.
We function as a one-stop shop, providing a full range of conference services in the six official languages to United Nations programmes, related organizations and Member States, for events held at UNON and around the world.
Our major clients are the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), including multilateral environment agreement secretariats hosted by UNEP.
In addition to our conference facilities and services, we have a full-service design and print shop that provides all the publishing and production services our clients need under one roof.
We also provide policy advice to UNON on organizing and servicing meetings. Some of these meetings are held outside of UNON, usually at the invitation of a Member State.
In 2018 and 2019, the Division of Conference Services at UNON serviced meetings across the globe, including in Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uruguay.