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The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General is a department of the "United Nations that provides information to the "news media regarding the activities of the U.N. as a whole.
The department is in charge of managing media relations on behalf of:
- Stéphane Dujarric – Spokesperson for Secretary-General "Ban Ki-Moon
- Eduardo del Buey – Deputy Spokesperson
- Farhan Haq – Associate Spokesperson
- Eri Kaneko – Associate Spokesperson
- Jerome Bernard – Associate Spokesperson
- Vannina Maestracci – Associate Spokesperson
In 2012, the official United Nations "Twitter account posted an erroneous tweet, implying that the U.N. Secretary-General supports a "one-state solution to the "Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The tweet was later found to have been written by spokesperson Nancy Groves, who attributed it to a "terrible typo".
According to "Reuters, the U.N. spokesperson post is considered to be a "dream job", but it requires taking into account the concerns of the 192 nations and "competing for the Secretary-General's attention".