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From the very beginning, the UN Office in Geneva was a centre for multilateral diplomacy, serving as the venue of a number of important international efforts in solving regional conflicts, from the conference on Korea and the Four Power Summit on Germany in the fifties, the conferences on Indochina, the Middle East peace conference and the negotiations to solve the Iran - Iraq conflict to the International Conference on Former Yugoslavia in the nineties and the negotiations on Afghanistan. Other important developments were marked by Geneva conferences on commodities, the Law of the Sea and the international combat of HIV/AIDS. United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is directed by a Director-General at the rank of Under-Secretary-General, who represents the Secretary-General in Geneva. Given its extensive conference facilities, UNOG is the most important UN conference center worldwide. In addition to conference facilities and interpretation, UNOG provides translation and publication services.

Keywords: Geneva; Law of the Sea; Secretary-General; UN Office

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