60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference - United Nations, New York, 5-7 September 2007


Press Releases

Note to Correspondents for the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference at United Nations Headquarters.

Press Release: "Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All" Theme, as Annual DPI/NGO Conference Opens

Press Release: Deputy Secretary-General, in New York Address, Urges Non-Governmental Organizations to Build Grass-Roots Support for "Breakthrough" Climate Change Agreement

Media Resources

UN Radio

UN Radio

The United Nations (UN) Radio produces a number of fifteen minutes magazine programmers in eight languages, focusing on a region or exploring a particular issue. They include Perspective, an in-depth monthly magazine, as well as the weekly programmes Women, Caribbean News Round-up, UN Caribbean Magazine, UN Calling Asia, and UN and Africa. These programmes are available to broadcasters worldwide at no cost and through a variety of distribution methods: Internet download (FTP or web), satellite or telephone feed. Internet users can listen to the programmes on the UN Radio website (http://radio.un.org) shortly after it is produced at midday local times. For more information on broadcasting options or on becoming a UN broadcast partner, please contact Audio-Visual Promotion and Distribution by e-mail at audio-visual@un.org or by telephone 001 (917)367-5007.

The UN Radio News Service (UNRNS) also provides broadcasters with fresh, objective and timely information on the issues of the day, offering daily ‘News Now’ reports from the United Nations in New York and around the world; ‘Special Reports” on issues including terrorism, infectious diseases, health, peace building, natural disasters and UN reform; and access to raw, unedited audio of news conferences, briefings, stakeouts, interviews and meetings. All audio materials are available free of charge in MP3 format for download from the UN Radio News Service (UNRNS).

UN Radio coverage of the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change Includes:


iSeek, United Nations Worldwide Intranet

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 Change

Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change

The Gateway 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

UN Chronicle

The UN 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 their perspectives.

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 online or you could contact the office at unchronicle@un.org for any queries.

Light Millennium TV (LMTV)

Light Millennium

Light 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. (aired)
    • Sunday, August 19, Ch 56 @ 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 22, 2007, Ch 57 @ 7:30 p.m.

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 Accreditation

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).