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14 July 2020
PI/2287

The United Nations Department of Global Communications Civil Society Association Committee approved the association of five civil society organizations with the Department on Friday, 26 June.

2 July 2020

In Kenya, the World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for nearly 280,000 people struggling to survive from the impact of the virus on informal settlements in Nairobi.

23 June 2020
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On Olympic Day, 23 June, the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO), together with the United Nations, are launching a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether.

1 June 2020

An Ebola outbreak has been identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s western Equateur province.  The health ministry has identified six cases, including four people who have died.  The World Health Organization has staff in Mbandaka, the main city impacted by the outbreak, to support the response.

21 May 2020
PI/2285

Today the United Nations is launching “Verified”, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.

18 May 2020
PI/2284

The SDG Media Compact, an alliance of news and entertainment companies convened by the United Nations to drive coverage and mobilize action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), welcomed its 100th member.

17 May 2020
SG/SM/20083

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, observed today:

4 May 2020
SG/SM/20071

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the online high-level dialogue on press freedom and tackling disinformation in the COVID-19 context, in New York today:

4 May 2020

Today the World Food Programme announced that the United Arab Emirates will dedicate three aircraft until the end of 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic response, helping the World Health Organization and the global humanitarian community transport life-saving cargo and personnel to more than 100 countries in need.

3 May 2020
SG/SM/20069

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Press Freedom Day 2020, on the theme “Journalism without Fear or Favour”, observed today:

1 May 2020

In South Africa, the United Nations has launched a $136 million emergency appeal to help up to 10 million people in vulnerable communities facing COVID-19-related risks in health, water, sanitation, food security and gender-based violence.

14 April 2020
SG/SM/20044

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on COVID-19 and misinformation, in New York today:

14 April 2020

The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” left Addis Ababa today to bring medical supplies and protective equipment to boost COVID-19 response on the African continent, with preparations being made to distribute to 32 countries and to facilitate medical evacuations.

13 February 2020
SG/SM/19972

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Radio Day, observed today:

5 February 2020
PI/2283

The United Nations Intranet, “iSeek,” on 6 January received the “gold standard” recognition in Intranet Design, from industry leader Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g), as one of the world’s 10 best intranets in 2020.

18 December 2019
PI/2282

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize.

26 November 2019
SG/SM/19882-PI/2281

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Internet Governance Forum, in Berlin today:

25 November 2019
SG/A/1925-BIO/5286-PI/2280

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Anriette Esterhuysen of South Africa ‎as the new Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multi‑Stakeholder Advisory Group.

21 November 2019
SG/SM/19868-PI/2279

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the first meeting of the Group of Friends on Digital Technologies, in New York today:

14 November 2019
NGO/899-PI/2278

The Department of Global Communications Civil Society Association Committee today associated 14 civil society organizations with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.  This brings the number of civil society organizations working with the Department in the area of communications and outreach to 1,533.