the dcsThe Division of Conference Services is the United Nations’ leading conference service provider in Africa. 

Part of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, the largest department in the United Nations Secretariat in New York, 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 all six official languages to United Nations programmes, related organizations and Member States, for events held at UNON and elsewhere.

Our major clients are UN-Habitat and UN Environment, including UNEP multilateral environment agreement secretariats.  

In addition to our conference facilities and services, we have a full-service design and print office 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 upon the invitation of a Member State. 

In 2018/2019, we serviced meetings across the globe, including in Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand and Uruguay.