As part of the visit to Italy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, a ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) in Brindisi will be held on Thursday 19 December. The UNGSC is the facility that provides logistical, IT and telecommunications support to all UN operations, and it is also a center of excellence and innovation for the management of their environmental impact.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, and the Secretary General of the United Nations will speak.
The ceremony will take place at the headquarters of the UNGSC, at the Brindisi Military Airport, starting at 12.15. The event will start with introductory remarks from the Director of the UNGSC, Giovanna Ceglie, the Mayor of Brindisi, Riccardo Rossi and the President of the Apulia Regional Government, Michele Emiliano.
At the end of the Ceremony, Minister Di Maio and Secretary General Guterres will issue statements to the press.
Members of the press who wish to cover the event are kindly requested to register through the following link https://indico.un.org/event/32918/. Registration must be completed no later than 18 December 2019 at 11:00 am.
To register, please follow the steps below:
1. Create a personal profile in Indico (click on "create new account!")
2. Fill in all required fields (marked with *) in Personal Data and Account Data. Click 'confirm'.
3. You will receive an activation link in your inbox. Click on the activation link
4. Return to the above link and log in
5. Click on 'Register Now'.
6. Fill in all required fields (indicated with *)
For the latest schedule and program information please visit the UNGSC 25th Anniversary High Level Event page at https://indico.un.org/event/32918
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews must show up at the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC), at the Military Airport of Brindisi, Piazza del Vento n. 1 entrance, from 10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.