The Department does this through a broad range of activities, including by producing multilingual news and information; using the latest technology, multimedia and social media platforms to amplify the UN message; carrying out communications campaigns on priority issues; and conducting outreach activities with a diverse range of partners.
The Department reports annually to the UN General Assembly’s Committee on Information, which is responsible for overseeing our work and providing guidance on policies, programmes and activities.
The Department of Global Communications is dedicated to communicating the ideals and work of the United Nations to the world; to interacting and partnering with diverse audiences; and to building support for peace, sustainable development and human rights for all. Inform. Engage. Act.
Who we are
- Strategic Communications
The Strategic Communications Division formulates and implements communications strategies on priority issues and launches global campaigns. It also manages the global network of 60 United Nations information centres.
- News & Media
The News and Media Division produces and shares news and information on the UN’s priorities and activities, and builds partnerships with media organizations and other target audiences. It supports the work of journalists and news organizations covering the United Nations.
The Outreach Division engages and educates people and communities worldwide to encourage support for the ideals and activities of the United Nations.
The overall resources proposed for thefor the Department of Global Communications amount to $186,219,500.