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1 August 2019
SG/A/1895-BIO/5237-PI/2267

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Melissa Fleming of the United States as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.

12 July 2019
NGO/897-PI/2266

Activists battling climate change, a former child soldier and health workers pioneering new treatments around the world are among thousands of participants who will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 26 to 28 August at the sixty-eighth annual United Nations Civil Society Conference for a global conversation on building inclusive and sustainable cities and communities.

18 June 2019
PI/2264-SOC/4881

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech today, as he delivered an informal briefing to Member States.

18 June 2019
SG/A/1883-BIO/5217-PI/2265

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Fethi Debbabi as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Rabat, covering Morocco.  Mr. Debbabi assumed his duties on 17 June 2019.

28 May 2019
SG/SM/19604-PI/2263

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the third Artificial Intelligence for Good Global Summit, taking place in Geneva from 28 to 31 May:

26 May 2019
SG/SM/19598-PI/2262

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Big Data Industry Expo 2019, taking place in Guiyang, China, from 26 to 29 May:

16 May 2019
SG/SM/19583-OBV/1880-PI/2261

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, observed on 17 May:

10 May 2019
SG/SM/19574-PI/2260

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the high-level conference on “The Danger of Disinformation — Countering Fake News and Safeguarding Health in the Post-truth Era”, in San Marino today:

10 May 2019
PI/2259

Closing its annual session today, the Committee on Information approved two draft resolutions, the second of which also stresses that Member States should refrain from using information and communications technology in contravention of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations.

1 May 2019
PI/2258

The Department of Global Communications is counting on Member States to help it accelerate the pace of modernization and improve the ways it informs the world about the work of the United Nations in an era of challenge for multilateralism, the Committee on Information heard today.

30 April 2019
PI/2257

As the Committee on Information entered the second day of its forty-first session today, speakers took opposing stances on the Special Information Programme on the Question of Palestine — which the Department of Global Communications oversees — while also spotlighting the potential negative impact of fake news on international relations.

29 April 2019
PI/2256

The newly named Department of Global Communications is instilling a culture of collaboration and innovation and undertaking measures to create broader public engagement needed to tackle global challenges, the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications told the Committee on Information today as it opened its forty-first session.

25 April 2019
SG/SM/19555-OBV/1877-PI/2255

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Press Freedom Day, observed on 3 May:

1 April 2019
NGO/889-PI/2254

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
NGO/888-PI/2253

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
SG/SM/19476-PI/2251

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
DSG/SM/1252-PI/2252

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

7 February 2019
SG/SM/19456-OBV/1860-PI/2250

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

4 February 2019
SG/A/1854-BIO/5176-PI/2249

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
PI/2248

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.