At the request of the UN Secretary-General, the Secretariat of the Board is hosted by UNESCO. The Secretariat assists the Board in preparation of reports, recommendations and related documents, and in coordinating public information services, and provides other technical services as needed.

The Secretariat also ensures the sharing of information as well as consultation and coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General and relevant UN organizations, through their designated focal points. The following organizations have designated SAB focal points: FAO, ITU, UNAIDS, UNISDR, UNEP, UNIDO, WHO, WIPO, WMO.

To contact the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board, please send an email at: