Public information

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7 September 2018
PI/2239

The World Challenge Finland 2018 showcased innovative technology solutions that could potentially be used to tackle the effects of climate change as well as other major global challenges.  The goal of the competition was to develop services supporting sustainable development using open-source satellite data.

7 September 2018
PI/2238-ENV/DEV/1878

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., launched a collaboration at New York Headquarters today to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to pre‑school audiences through the animated children’s series Thomas & Friends.

6 September 2018
PAL/2228-PI/2237

The 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East concluded today with two panel discussions, one exploring media coverage of the Palestinian refugee story 70 years after the Nakba, and the other focused on the protection of journalists covering the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict.

5 September 2018
SG/SM/19193-PAL/2227-PI/2236

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, to the 2018 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, in Moscow today:

5 September 2018
PAL/2226-PI/2235

MOSCOW, 5 September — The 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East opened here today, with journalists, policymakers and other experts examining progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict almost 25 years after the signing of the first Oslo Accord, as well as issues related to media coverage of the conflict, Palestine refugee narratives and the protection of journalists.

16 August 2018
SG/A/1825-BIO/5119-PI/2233

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Marguerite El-Helou as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut, covering Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait and Syria.  Ms. El-Helou assumed her new duties on 1 August 2018.

16 August 2018
SG/A/1826-BIO/5120-PI/2234

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Samir Aldarabi as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Manama, covering Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.  Mr. Aldarabi assumed his duties on 1 August 2018.

17 May 2018
SG/SM/19036-OBV/1790-PI/2232

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

11 May 2018
PI/2231

Closing its fortieth session today, the Committee on Information approved two draft resolutions, the second of which emphasized the need to promote multilingualism, bridge the digital divide and maintain the use of traditional media.

3 May 2018
SG/SM/19018-OBV/1789-PI/2230

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

2 May 2018
PI/2229

Expressing concern about widening global inequality and deepening divides between peoples, speakers addressing the Committee on Information today urged the Department of Public Information to position itself as a critical resource for — and advocate of — the world’s most marginalized communities, as the 115‑member body entered the second day of its fortieth session.

1 May 2018
PI/2228

The Department of Public Information was undergoing a process of “review and reform” of how it communicated United Nations values in a world where trust in major institutions was increasingly difficult to maintain, and “fake” stories competed with legitimate news for public attention, the Committee on Information heard today as it opened its fortieth session.

20 March 2018
PI/2226

The United Nations and Tableau Software are proud to announce an unprecedented agreement that provides access to Tableau’s world class visual analytics to professionals working in 193 Member States across the United Nations system.

20 March 2018
DSG/SM/1145-PI/2227

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum, in Geneva today:

19 March 2018
SG/SM/18941-PI/2225

Following is the text of Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2018, held in Geneva, 19‑23 March:

15 March 2018
PI/2224

NEW YORK, 15 March 2018 (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Department of Management’s Office of Information and Communications Technology announced today that the Blockchain for Social Impact team of ConsenSys has won the Unite Ideas “Blockchain for Humanity” challenge, launched by the World Identity Network, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology.

16 February 2018
PI/2223

The sixty-seventh volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, which covers the Organization’s global activities in 2013, was released today online at https://unyearbook.un.org/.

13 February 2018
SG/SM/18893-OBV/1770-PI/2222

Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for World Radio Day, under the theme “Radio and Sports”, observed today:

12 February 2018
PI/2221

The United Nations announced that a team from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, has won the Unite Ideas #SDGInsights challenge for its methodology providing a framework to combine multiple data sources based on geographic location, and to apply advanced machine learning algorithms to the data to discover previously hidden patterns.  This will go a long way to improving the tools available for designing sustainable development policies.

25 January 2018
PI/2220

NEW YORK, 25 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team of data scientists and developers from CKM Advisors, a consulting firm based in New York City, has won the Unite Ideas #SciTechMatcher challenge.  The goal was to build a search engine for people working on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for accessing relevant knowledge on science, technology and innovation.