Note to Correspondents

Note to Correspondents

7 April 2021
Note No. 6542

The United Nations will observe World Autism Awareness Day (2 April) with a global virtual event on the theme “Inclusion in the Workplace:  Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World”.

24 February 2021
Note No. 6541

The United Nations will mark the 2021 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March under the theme “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism:  A Global Imperative for Justice”.

16 November 2020
Note No. 6540

At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, the United Nations will host an online round‑table discussion, entitled "Radio and reconstruction".

11 November 2020
Note No. 6539

The United Nations will host an online discussion entitled “Unveiling the Past” on 19 November, at 10 a.m. EST.  The speakers will consider the significance of the preservation of burial grounds of those enslaved by the transatlantic slave trade, the ethical questions raised in disturbing these sacred grounds, and the challenges facing historians writing the history of the transatlantic slave trade and histories of the men, women and children lost to this brutal practice.

5 November 2020
Note No. 6538

The United Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will host a discussion entitled, “Holocaust education in crisis?  Challenges and responses”, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 10 November.

3 November 2020
Note No. 6537

To commemorate the November Pogrom of 1938, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming will join Heiko Maas, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, to open the online exhibition “Seven Places in Germany”.

30 October 2020
Note No. 6536

The United Nations Department of Peace Operations announced that Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, currently serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will be named the 2020 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year.

23 October 2020
Note No. 6535

The United Nations will host a workshop and discussion entitled “Educating against Racism” on 29 October at 10 a.m. EDT.  The programme will explore how education and educators can challenge racism and prejudice - legacies of histories of oppression, atrocity crimes and genocide.  The programme will illustrate how teachers might facilitate difficult conversations about identity, discrimination, racism and prejudice, and support students to respond with empathy and action.

10 September 2020
Note No. 6534

The Department of Global Communications will host an online panel discussion, “From Pig Farm to Memorial Site Lety:  The Struggle for Recognition of the Genocide against the Roma and Sinti”, on 16 September, 10 a.m. EDT.

9 September 2020
Note No. 6533

Hundreds of students from across the globe will come together on 17 September in a virtual event to mark the 2020 International Day of Peace.

4 August 2020
Note No. 6532

The United Nations Department of Global Communications will open the online exhibition “Forgotten Victims:  The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and the Sinti” on Thursday, 6 August, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EST via Microsoft Live Events.

22 January 2020
Note No. 6531

The United Nations Department of Global Communications will organize several events on 27 January to observe the 2020 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.

17 October 2019
Note No. 6530

Amid rising antisemitism and violent extremism worldwide, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and the United Nations Department of Global Communications will organize a joint event on 18 October to call on Member States and all stakeholders to invest in and strengthen education to tackle and prevent antisemitism.

25 September 2019
Note No. 6529

The impact of West Africa’s Yoruba culture on the New World will be highlighted in a screening and discussion of the film Bigger Than Africa beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 October, in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

18 September 2019
Note No. 6528

The United Nations will celebrate the International Day of Peace on 20 September.  The theme of the 2019 observance, “Climate Action for Peace”, draws attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.

12 June 2019
Note No. 6527

On 12 June 2019, Anne Frank would have turned 90, had she survived the Holocaust.  The United Nations will honour her legacy by dedicating a sapling donated by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.  The donated sapling is descended from the horse chestnut tree that grew outside the attic in which the Frank family hid for two years from the Nazis, before they were betrayed.

6 May 2019
Note No. 6526

“Remember Slavery:  The Power of the Arts for Justice” will be the theme for the eleventh annual United Nations Remember Slavery Global Student Videoconference, to be held on Friday, 10 May, at New York Headquarters.

25 April 2019
Note No. 6525

The Department of Global Communications and the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations will premiere the film Broken Dreams on 2 May, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

10 April 2019
Note No. 6524

The Department of Global Communications will host the first‑ever Model United Nations Youth Summit on 12 April, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 4 at New York Headquarters.

18 March 2019
Note No. 6523

A new exhibition, From Africa to the New World: Slavery in New York, will officially open in the Visitors’ Lobby of United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 March, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and will be displayed until 8 April in observance of the International Day or Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.