observe UN Day around the world
the many activities organized by UNICs on UN Day, UNIC New Delhi
commissioned eight contemporary artists to present their vision
of the MDGs. Responding to UNIC’s call, eight eminent Indian
artists created sensitive images to highlight the MDGs. Based on
their works, UNIC developed a series of posters as well as a folder
of prints of the images. The works were displayed at UN House on
UN Day, and moved to a popular gallery for the following week. The
artists are contributing 50 per cent of the proceeds from the sale
of their works to fund UN development projects in India.
Kenya, UN agencies honoured women's rights campaigner and activist
Hon. Njoki Ndung'u by naming her the 2006 "UN in Kenya Person
of the Year". A Member of Parliament since 2003, Ms. Ndung’u
has consistently spoken out against discrimination and exploitation
particularly of young women and girls.
Up" campaign around the world
Over 200 events took place in Latin America and the Caribbean to
mark the "Stand Up Against Poverty' campaign (15 - 16 October
2006). Over 70 events took place around Mexico, coordinated by UNIC
through the Centre website and volunteer network. On 16 October,
150 UN staff gathered at the UN building to attend the Stand Up
event. A list of events in the region, promotional materials developed
in LAC, photos and videos of the events can be found at: www.cinu.org.mx/levantate.
participated in the Stand Up initiative by gathering thousands of
people at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, while in Burundi
hundreds of people attended the event during a concert by a South
UNICs organized similar events in Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon,
Ghana, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, and Trinidad&Tobago.
workshop for NGOs (9 November)
for Change: The day-long workshop will be divided into a morning
panel discussion from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the DHL Auditorium
and an afternoon breakout session from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
in Conference Room E. During the morning session, Raquel Cohen-Orantes
and Janet Wieser of ECRU/DPI will discuss the overall DPI mandate
and feedback from various client departments. During the afternoon
session, NGO representatives will work in groups to discuss the
results of a recent survey.
programme for Palestinian journalists (6 Nov - 11 Dec)
training programme for Palestinian media practitioners, organized
by PDHRS/SCD, starts on 6 November. Ten Palestinian journalists
(five men and five women) from the West Bank and Gaza are scheduled
to participate in the programme, which consists of a series of briefings
by UN officials, visits to media-related organizations, a week of
academic training at Columbia University, Internet training, coverage
of UN meetings and a visit to Washington, D.C. The programme concludes
on 11 December.
DPI/NGO town hall meeting
November: The annual town hall meeting, from 10-12 noon
in the DHL Auditorium, will provide DPI- associated NGO representatives
with the opportunity to present their theme recommendations for
the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, scheduled to take place in September
Youth Leadership website
UN Cyberschoolbus launched the new UN Global Youth Leadership Summit
web site on 29 October , which was produced for the Office of Sport
for Peace and Development.
Briefings & Programmes
4 November - Rotary International Day at the United
Nations. 1300 participants will attend a full-day annual programme
in Conference Room 4 consisting of business and professional leaders
(900) as well as young Rotarians (400) united worldwide to provide
humanitarian service. Keynote address by Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom,
ASG for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
followed by panels on the topics of Literacy, Water, Health, and
Hunger. The Chief of the DPI-NGO Section will greet the participants
at the start of the programme. There will be a parallel half-day
Youth Programme in Conference Room 1.
November - International Cinema Education. A group of 170
New York City high school students will take a tour of the United
Nations. Following the tour they will watch the film Twilight Samurai
followed by a Q & A session with members of the Japanese Mission.
November - The League of Women Voters. A group of 175 participants
from the New York State area will attend a half day briefing in
the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium on the Status of Human Trafficking
Around the World. Mr. Luca Dall'Oglio, Permanent Observer of the
International Organization for Migration and Ms. Lucie Hrbkova,
UN Office on Drugs and Crime will address the group.
University - A group of 16 undergraduate students enrolled
in a UN Semester course. Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday
with various UN officials and delegations. (Sept-Dec)
Dominion University - A group of 30 students is participating
in the 37th United Nations Seminar. This seminar was initiated in
the fall of 1970. Students will participate in a series of briefings
by UN officials and delegations for a period of 3 days. (13-15 Nov)
Speaking Engagement -
of Tampa - A DPI staff-member will be the Keynote Speaker in Tampa,
Florida. 50 Students
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UN Radio brochure
are invited to listen to UN Radio - and to ask for the new brochures
promoting UN Radio for distribution in-house and externally, including
International Poster Biennial in Mexico 2006 has selected the poster
on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims
of the Holocaust designed by Matias Delfino, GDU as one of the best
posters of the Year. The Mexico-based International Poster Biennial
has made the event as one of the most important fora for the exchange
of ideas and proposals among those designers who are making a great
effort, to make the planet a place characterized by respect, reverence
for life and sustainable development.
OIC at UNIC Beirut
USG Shashi Tharoor
has decided to assign Bahaa El-Khoussy as the Office-in-Charge of
UNIC Beirut for a period of three months.
El-Khoussy is an experienced media professional whose most recent
assignment for the UN has been as Deputy Spokesman for the Mission
in the Sudan. Prior to joining the UN, he was the Editor-in-Chief
of Egypt's English-language publication Word in Picture. He also
served for a number of years as UPI's Chief Middle Eas Correspondent.
change will be high on the agenda in the coming weeks,
as the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change will hold its annual meeting in Nairobi from 6 to 17 November.
The Secretary-General is expected to make a statement in Nairobi,
and also to issue an op-ed. Press materials about the Conference
and the Greenhouse Data Report 2006 released by the UNFCCC secretariat
are available at www.unfccc.int and will be sent to DPI offices.
report of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on UN System-Wide
Coherence will be launched in New York on Thursday, 9 November.
The Panel Co-Chairs will present the report to the Secretary-General
and then to the General Assembly, and will give a press conference
at 12:30 pm in S-226. Press materials will be issued under embargo
the previous day. A possible op-ed and spin-off briefings by Panel
members in London and other cities are under discussion.
Human Development Report 2006, on freshwater issues, will
be launched on 9 November around the world. The main launch event
will take place with UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis in Cape Town,
South Africa. Materials will be sent electronically under embargo
to UNICs offices as soon as they are available.
The High-level Group of the Alliance of Civilizations
will present its report to the Secretary-General on 13 November
at a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. Press materials on the report
will be available electronically on the Alliance website at www.unaoc.org.
print and online products
issue of Africa Renewal: The October 2006 issue
Africa Renewal, now available for distribution, features an analysis
of the challenges facing African governments and societies in creating
jobs for their young people. The new issue also looks at the deepening
crisis in Darfur, how Africa might be able to reduce its dependence
on oil as an energy source and Ghana’s completion of the continent’s
first governance “peer review.” A special series of
features spotlights on-the-ground progress in implementing the New
Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), in developing
solar power, promoting “responsible tourism,” linking
highways in West Africa and encouraging Africans living abroad to
contribute to their continent’s development.
in Brief: A German version will be issued on 6 November
by RUNIC (Brussels)
UN TV and Radio
French mainstream radio station Europe 1 has signed a distribution
agreement with UN Radio.
and Distribution Team has established new distribution partnerships
with both Bhutan and Viet Nam TV, which will air the UNIA series
and the upcoming 21st century TV magazines.
around the world
International book fair (30 October-10 November).
The 38th WFUNA Plenary Assembly, with the participation of representatives
from UNIC Buenos Aires and UNIC Mexico (6-10 November).
Journalist Forum on Human Rights at the Vienna International Centre.
Keynote speakers will be the Deputy High Commissioner for Human
Rights, Mehr Khan Williams, and the Special Rapporteur on Torture,
Manfred Nowak (7 November).
Interactive discussion programme on the occasion of the International
Day for Tolerance (15 November).
In cooperation with Friends of Europe, projection of one episode
of the documentary “At the Glass Building”: “The
Stormy Years - Boutros Boutros-Ghali” (6 November);
DSG Mark Malloch
Brown will participate in the first European Development Days (15
Faso: In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment,
panel discussion on the occasion of the commemoration of International
Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and
Armed Conflict (6 November).
TV debate on
UN Peacekeeping (10 November).
In cooperation with UNICEF and UNHCHR, launch of the World Report
on Violence against Children (16 November).
Panel discussion on women and migration (9 November).
Republic: Multimedia programme on "Keeping the peace:
Challenges of UN Peacekeeping" (7 November).
UNIC will participate in the 28th training course for young African
journalists, organized by the Union of African Journalists,with
a presentation on the role of the UN in Africa (15 November).
UNIC will address the Current Affairs Group of St. Stephen's
College, New Delhi, on the relevance of the UN (9 November).
"Pre-Launch Haiti V Workshop " with 200 Peruvian soldiers
due to join the peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH (2 November);
Officer will meet with the Friends of the UN Clubs in Chiclayo,
Northern Peru (15 November).
Romania: First session of a media and human rights
training course for 27 police information officers. Issues related
to the UN system and ways to address the media in crisis situations
will be discussed ( 3-5 November).
Roundtable on UN Management Reform, with the participation of representatives
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the media (1 November);
for the Moscow high school students on the UN Peacekeeping (2 November).
Press conference in conjunction with the Sub-regional workshop of
the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on the theme "The
role of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to solve
conflicts" (2 November).
Africa: Global launch of the 2007 Human Development Report
with opening remarks by President Thabo Mbeki and UNDP Administrator,
Kemal Dervis. This is the first time that the primary launch venue
of the report takes place in Africa (Cape Town, 9 November);
on "New Security Challenges" (South African National War
College, 13 November).
& Tobago: Launch of the new homepage of the UNIC's
website (http://www.unicpos.org.tt) (8 November).
Kingdom: Golden World Award winners for excellence in public
relations. UNRIC to present awards (2 November).
Media workshop on HIV/AIDS (15 November).
For more information:
October - 24 November (Main Gallery):
"Human Security for All" - A collection of photographs
from projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, showing
the human face and the practical application of the human security
concept. Sponsored by the Human Security Unit of the Office for
the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs;
October - 23 November (North East Gallery): "Afghan
Children -- The Next Generation" -- An exhibition of photographs
by Steve McCurry showing the face of today's Afghanistan through
its children. Sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University;
- 28 November (South Gallery): "The Beauty of Deserts
-- The Challenge of Desertification" -- An exhibition focussing
on some of the most magnificent ecosystems of this world: the
deserts, marking 2006 as the International Year of Deserts and
Desertification. Sponsored by the United Nations Convention to
Combat Desertification, the Government of Italy and IFAD.
information on exhibits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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