to Correspondents for the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
at United Nations Headquarters.
Release: "Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All"
Theme, as Annual DPI/NGO Conference Opens
Release: Deputy Secretary-General, in New York Address,
Urges Non-Governmental Organizations to Build Grass-Roots Support
for "Breakthrough" Climate Change Agreement
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programmers in eight languages, focusing on a region or exploring
a particular issue. They include Perspective, an in-depth monthly
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UN Radio coverage of the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
on Climate Change Includes:
- News Coverage
iSeek, the UN worldwide intranet, connects
staff members at all major duty stations and peacekeeping missions.
With the aim to improving usability and accessibility, as well
as its use as the primary vehicle of internal communications,
a redesigned home page was launched on 1 September 2005 and an
updated design was unveiled in May 2006 to better accommodate
staff serving at all locations worldwide.
Stories posted in the centre column of the iSeek
start page content vary depending on what is happening in the
Organisation and include:
- Messages from Management to all Secretariat
staff are featured prominently, providing perspectives on important
issues that are of major concern to all, such as the Whistleblower
Policy or UN Reform.
- Spotlight stories feature different aspects
of the Secretariat including duty station and department activities
or anything else that might be of interest to UN staff.
- Notable Events such the 2005 World Summit
or the 2006 High-Level Meeting on AIDS.
Seek endeavours to post new messages and information
on a regular basis and based on feedback received from staff,
changes and improvements are being made continuously. Its coverage
of the 60th DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change includes:
Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate
to the United Nations System's Work on Climate Change
provides easy access to climate change information across the
UN system. The Gateway has the most recent scientific reports
from the United Nations, the latest developments on efforts to
reach a new international climate change agreement, climate change
events, news, projects in the field, and climate change information
for youth. For more information visit the Gateway
to the UN System's Work on Climate Change website.
UN Chronicle Special Issue on Climate Change
Chronicle magazine’s special issue on climate change
is now available. Titled Green Our World!, it offers
a comprehensive overview of where the international community
currently stands with regard to climate change. The special issue
features exclusive essays by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the
Prime Ministers of New Zealand, Jamaica and Tuvalu, the Permanent
Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Costa
Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, the Mayor of Rio de
Janeiro, as well as the President of the UN Foundation. Heads
and senior officials of the United Nations Department of Public
Information (DPI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Office
for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also present
Produced by the Outreach Division of DPI, the
UN Chronicle magazine is the only publication and online magazine
that covers the entire United Nations system, targeting the diplomatic
community, university students, educators and non-governmental
organisations. Each issue is published in the UN’s six official
languages and focuses on a single theme, featuring in-depth reviews
and articles written by leading world figures and specialists.
For more information visit the UN
Chronicle website. You could subscribe the UN Chronicle
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for any queries.
Light Millennium TV (LMTV)
Millennium TV (LMTV) proudly presents UN/NGO Profiles
# 7: Juan Carlos Brandt and Richard Jordan “We the peoples” &
“Move the ball forward” on the United Nations DPI/NGO 60th Annual
Conference: “Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All”. Cablecasting
schedule of the LMTV/UNNGO Profiles at QPTV:
- Wednesday, August 15, Ch 56 @ 11:30 a.m.
- Sunday, August 19, Ch 56 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007, Ch 57 @ 7:30
In conjunction to the upcoming the UN/DPI-NGO
Annual 60th Conference entitled, “CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW IT IMPACTS
US ALL”, at the United Nations on September 5-7, 2007. A series
of television profiles are scheduled as part of the Light Millennium
TV Series on Queens Public Television. The series, entitled “LMTV/UN-NGO
Profiles,” features key figures from the UN staff and local members
of NGOs working with the UN, discussing how climate change affects
every individual and what citizens can do about the problem. The
first of this season’s series features the conference chairperson,
Richard Jordan, and 25-year veteran of UN service Juan Carlos
Brandt, chief of the Department of Public Information/NGO section.
The LMTV UN-NGO Profiles series was launched by
the Light Millennium TV Series at Queens Public TV in July 2006.
The producer of the series is Bircan Ünver and the host is
Dr. Judy Kuriansky. The Light Millennium associated with the DPI/UN
on December 12, 2005. If you have any queries about the Light
Millennium TV/UNNGO Profiles 7: Juan Carlos Brandt & Richard
Jordan, produced by Bircan Unver please contact LMTV at LMTV@lightmillennium.org.
Media participation at 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
is subject to accreditation by the United Nations Headquarters.
Accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press -
print media, photo, radio, TV, film and news agencies - who fully
meet United Nations (UN) media accreditation requirements. Please
be advised that NGO Communication Directors are not eligible
for accreditation. For more information visit the UN
Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU).