Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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Residence Palace, UNRIC Entrance

The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) is organized into nine geographical & thematic desks and a library. UNRIC works with all stake holders in Europe - the European Union institutions, governments, all segments of the civil society and of course the media. UNRIC aims to inform but also to engage Europeans in issues of global reach.

A Reference Library, open to the public, maintains a collection of UN documents and publications in English, French and Spanish, as well as information materials available in other Western European languages.
The UNRIC website is operational in 13 languages of the region: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. 

Additional information on the work of the United Nations can be found in our Links section and Library.



  • Afsané BASSIR-POUR -Director
  • Caroline PETIT - Deputy Director

Desk Officers:

  • Arne MOLFENTER, Germany
  • Fabienne POMPEY, France & Monaco
  • Carlos JIMENEZ, Spain & Andorra
  • Dimitrios FATOUROS, Greece & Cyprus
  • Isabel MARQUES DA SILVA, Portugal
  • Arni SNAEVARR, Nordic Countries
  • Fabio GRAZIOSI, Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Holy See
  • Christophe VERHELLEN, Benelux

Public Information Assistants:

  • Karen DAVIES, UK & Ireland Desk
  • Petra HONGELL, Nordic Desk

Info Point & Library:

  • Dorothee REINKE, Reference Assistant
  • Geneviève ROUSEREZ, Library Assistant

IT & Web:

  • Philippe CHABOT, ICT Manager/Webmaster
  • Jorge Mihai VARAS-MARDONES, Graphic/Web Coordinator
  • Gregory CORNWELL, Social Media Focal Point


  • Chris BEYKO, Finance Assistant
  • Corinne HUTSE, Administrative Assistant
  • Sonia VALADARES, Staff Assistant
  • Frederik BORDON, Assistant to the Director

Info Point - UNRIC

 +32 2 788 8484 (General enquiries)
con fax +32 2 788 8485 (fax)
 +32 2 788 8462/3 (Info Point / Library)

Opening hours:
upon appointment only

Countries served


UNRIC provides information services to the following Western European countries:

Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

We also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union.