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Your message is important, and UN interpreters play an essential role in getting your point across in UN meetings. But our interpreters depend on adequate sound quality to serve you in this way.

Unfortunately, many platforms and tools for remote meetings make it extremely difficult to achieve adequate quality sound. Not only is adequate sound essential for getting your message across, it’s also critical to protect interpreters' hearing and to ensure that they don’t have to strain to interpret you.

Through a few simple actions, you can contribute to better quality sound and help our interpreters hear and convey your message safely and effectively. On this page, we have curated a list of resources to help you achieve quality sound for your next remote meeting.



We have created an infographic to provide a clear, visual overview of remote conferencing best practices.

Click here or on the thumbnail to view a larger, downloadable version of the infographic.


To help participants understand how to achieve quality sound, we have filmed a series of short video tutorials on the following topics:

  • Ensure a strong internet connection
  • Choose the right device
  • Choose the right setting
  • Recommended microphones
  • Unreliable microphones

The videos will be published on the UN Geneva website in the coming days.

Best practices

"What type of microphone should I use?"

"How can I ensure the strongest internet connection?"

"How quickly should I speak?"

Visit this page for a written list of best practices for achieving quality sound.