Director of News and Media for the United Nations Secretariat
Stéphane Dujarric was recently appointed Director of News and Media for the United Nations Secretariat, with responsibility for the UN’s television and radio networks as well its public website. He previously served as Director of Communications for the UN Development Programme, the UN’s leading development agency.
In June of 2000, he joined the United Nations as an Associate Spokesman for then Secretary-General Kofi Annan. After being promoted to Deputy Spokesman in 2004, Dujarric was named Chief Spokesman for Annan in 2005. During his time as Spokesman he conducted daily briefings for the UN press corps and faced questions on a number of crises,notably the Oil-for-Food scandal and the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Following Annan’s departure,Dujarric worked as Deputy Communications Director for Secretary-General Ban
Prior to joining the UN, he worked for more than nine years for ABC News television as a news editor and coordinating producer in the network’s New York, London and Paris news bureaux.
Born in France, Dujarric moved to the United States more than 30 years ago and currently lives in New York with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.