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16 May 2019
SG/SM/19583-OBV/1880-PI/2261

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, observed on 17 May:

10 May 2019
SG/SM/19574-PI/2260

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the high-level conference on “The Danger of Disinformation — Countering Fake News and Safeguarding Health in the Post-truth Era”, in San Marino today:

10 May 2019
PI/2259

Closing its annual session today, the Committee on Information approved two draft resolutions, the second of which also stresses that Member States should refrain from using information and communications technology in contravention of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations.

1 May 2019
PI/2258

The Department of Global Communications is counting on Member States to help it accelerate the pace of modernization and improve the ways it informs the world about the work of the United Nations in an era of challenge for multilateralism, the Committee on Information heard today.

30 April 2019
PI/2257

As the Committee on Information entered the second day of its forty-first session today, speakers took opposing stances on the Special Information Programme on the Question of Palestine — which the Department of Global Communications oversees — while also spotlighting the potential negative impact of fake news on international relations.

29 April 2019
PI/2256

The newly named Department of Global Communications is instilling a culture of collaboration and innovation and undertaking measures to create broader public engagement needed to tackle global challenges, the Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications told the Committee on Information today as it opened its forty-first session.

25 April 2019
SG/SM/19555-OBV/1877-PI/2255

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Press Freedom Day, observed on 3 May:

1 April 2019
NGO/889-PI/2254

The Civil Society Organizations Association Committee of the United Nations Department of Global Communications approved today the applications of 19 civil society organizations to be associated with the Department.  The Committee’s meeting also endorsed the disassociation of two non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  This brings the total number of civil society organizations associated with the Department to 1,519.

8 March 2019
NGO/888-PI/2253

The United Nations Department of Global Communications today announced the selection of Maruxa Cardama, Secretary-General of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport, as Chair of the sixty-eighth United Nations Civil Society Conference that will take place from 26 to 28 August in Salt Lake City, United States.

25 February 2019
SG/SM/19476-PI/2251

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents, in Geneva today:

25 February 2019
DSG/SM/1252-PI/2252

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s keynote remarks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, today:

7 February 2019
SG/SM/19456-OBV/1860-PI/2250

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Radio Day, observed on 13 February:

4 February 2019
SG/A/1854-BIO/5176-PI/2249

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mary Kirtley Waters of the United States as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C.

27 December 2018
PI/2248

The United Nations has issued the Chinese version of the forty-second edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations, marking the publication of the trusted guidebook in all six official languages – the others being Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish – as a keystone of the Organization’s multilingual outreach.

19 November 2018
SG/A/1840*-BIO/5160*-PI/2246*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reappointed Lynn St. Amour of the United States Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group.

19 November 2018
PI/2247

The membership of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum has been renewed.

13 November 2018
PI/2245

Delegates representing a broad range of interests — from Governments to technology companies — focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the Internet, as the thirteenth Internet Governance Forum opened here today.

12 November 2018
Note No. 6516

The United Nations Department of Public Information will host an educational event on the International Day of Tolerance, which will feature the 2018 YouTube Creators for Change programme, on Friday, 16 November, in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.

11 November 2018
SG/SM/19339-PI/2243

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Reporters without Borders event on “Commission on Information and Democracy, in Paris today:

9 November 2018
PI/2242

More than 3,000 participants — including high-level Government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and Internet policy experts — will gather in Paris, France, from 12-14 November to discuss international cooperation on such issues as “fake news”, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.