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UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications speaks on Press Work in Conflict


On February 3rd, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, delivered a talk at the Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research in Munich. An experienced diplomat, Mr. Launsky-Tieffenthal offered an insider’s view on the UN’s press department. He especially addressed the communicative challenges arising from the United Nation’s cultural diversity. The Under-Secretary-General’s visit to LMU took place in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference.

Mr. Launsky-Tieffenthal, who closely works with UN General-Secretary Ban-Ki-moon, spoke about the United Nation’s work in general, as well as specifically about the UN’s press work in international conflicts.