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1 April 2019

The Civil Society Organizations Association Committee of the United Nations Department of Global Communications approved today the applications of 19 civil society organizations to be associated with the Department.  The Committee’s meeting also endorsed the disassociation of two non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  This brings the total number of civil society organizations associated with the Department to 1,519.

8 March 2019

The United Nations Department of Global Communications today announced the selection of Maruxa Cardama, Secretary-General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, as Chair of the sixty-eighth United Nations Civil Society Conference that will take place from 26 to 28 August in Salt Lake City, United States.

25 February 2019

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents, in Geneva today:

25 February 2019

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s keynote remarks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, today:

7 February 2019

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Radio Day, observed on 13 February:

4 February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mary Kirtley Waters of the United States as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C.

27 December 2018

The United Nations has issued the Chinese version of the forty-second edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations, marking the publication of the trusted guidebook in all six official languages – the others being Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish – as a keystone of the Organization’s multilingual outreach.

19 November 2018

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reappointed Lynn St. Amour of the United States Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group.

19 November 2018

The membership of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum has been renewed.

13 November 2018

Delegates representing a broad range of interests — from Governments to technology companies — focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the Internet, as the thirteenth Internet Governance Forum opened here today.

12 November 2018
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The United Nations Department of Public Information will host an educational event on the International Day of Tolerance, which will feature the 2018 YouTube Creators for Change programme, on Friday, 16 November, in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.

11 November 2018

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Reporters without Borders event on “Commission on Information and Democracy, in Paris today:

9 November 2018

More than 3,000 participants — including high-level Government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and Internet policy experts — will gather in Paris, France, from 12-14 November to discuss international cooperation on such issues as “fake news”, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.

26 October 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, observed on 2 November:

19 October 2018

The archives of former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been made available online for public consultation via the website of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section:

7 September 2018

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., launched a collaboration at New York Headquarters today to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to pre‑school audiences through the animated children’s series Thomas & Friends.

7 September 2018

The World Challenge Finland 2018 showcased innovative technology solutions that could potentially be used to tackle the effects of climate change as well as other major global challenges.  The goal of the competition was to develop services supporting sustainable development using open-source satellite data.

6 September 2018

The 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East concluded today with two panel discussions, one exploring media coverage of the Palestinian refugee story 70 years after the Nakba, and the other focused on the protection of journalists covering the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict.

5 September 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, to the 2018 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, in Moscow today:

5 September 2018

MOSCOW, 5 September — The 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East opened here today, with journalists, policymakers and other experts examining progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict almost 25 years after the signing of the first Oslo Accord, as well as issues related to media coverage of the conflict, Palestine refugee narratives and the protection of journalists.