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Getting the News Out

Camera shooting video. From emergency aid to Security Council vote – covering the gamut of UN activities around
the world.

Spotlighting Issues

Schoolchildren from Timor-Leste are provided with mid-morning meals.Focusing on the UN’s priority goals and issues and their impact on nations and people around the world.

Building Partnerships

Annie Lennox supports fighting AIDS.From NGO’s and the academic community to youth groups and celebrity advocates – joining forces to tackle issues of concern to all.

Engaging the Public

UN Tour Guide explains exhibit.Involving people in the work of the UN through Information Centres, guided tours, briefings, videoconferences and educational resources.

Sharing Knowledge

UN publications.Providing enhanced access to the wealth of information and knowledge on the UN and related issues for a wide range of users.

Working with the Media

Photographers cover UN event.Providing an array of services to help the media cover all aspects of the UN’s work.


Audiences and partners

Academia, Students and Youth

Arts & Entertainment Figures, Celebrities

Issues and campaigns

UN Observances

International Days

Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS] (1 March)
World Wildlife Day (3 March)
International Women's Day (8 March)

International Years

International Year of Soils (2015) [FAO]
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

International Decades

International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

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