Department of Global Communications


The United Nations is indispensable as a forum for building a better world and solving complex and evolving challenges. It brings together all countries and different actors to take concerted action across the global community to make a positive difference in people’s lives and for the planet.

The Department of Global Communications tells this UN story across multiple platforms, digital and traditional, to build support for the aims and work of the United Nations. Through our global operations and offices in 60 countries, we reach millions of people with trusted, objective information and an inclusive message that enables the public, civil society, private sector and Member States to engage in the work of the United Nations.

Communicating in more than 80 languages, the Department embodies the United Nations principle of multilingualism, extending our impact to all corners of the world.

Telling the UN story in many languages, powered across platforms

What We Do

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Getting the News Out

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

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Spotlighting Issues

Focusing on the UN’s priority goals and issues and their impact on nations and people around the world

Building Partnerships

From NGO’s and the academic community to youth groups and celebrity advocates – joining forces to tackle issues of concern to all

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Engaging the Public

Involving people in the work of the UN through Information Centres, guided tours, briefings, videoconferences and educational resources

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Sharing Knowledge

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

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Working with the Media

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

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