Note to Correspondents

Note to Correspondents

5 July 2018
Note No. 6514

An opening reception for an exhibition entitled “Just One Inch of Water” will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, 9 July 2018, in the Visitors’ Lobby.  The exhibition is organized on behalf of the United Nations Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

25 April 2018
Note No. 6513

The Department of Public Information will hold its tenth annual Remember Slavery global student videoconference on 27 April under the theme “Remember Slavery:  Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality”.

5 April 2018
Note No. 6512

The United Nations Department of Public Information will hold a multimedia presentation titled “Second Generation — The Things I Didn’t Tell My Father” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 April, in Conference Room 1 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

7 February 2018
Note No. 6511

As part of the Remember Slavery Programme and the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), the United Nations Department of Public Information is screening the documentary film Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places — A Global African Diaspora on Thursday, 8 February, to mark Black History Month.

23 January 2018
Note No. 6510

The United Nations will mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust victims and pay tribute to the liberators of the camps with a memorial ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 January, in the General Assembly Hall at New York Headquarters.

30 November 2017
Note No. 6509

The preparatory (stocktaking) meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from 4 to 6 December.

6 November 2017
Note No. 6508

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, the United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with New York’s Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Facing History and Ourselves, will host an interactive educational programme for more than 500 high school students on Thursday, 9 November, at New York Headquarters.

13 October 2017
Note No. 6507

The legacy and contributions of people of African Descent will be the focus of two events jointly organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and experts in the field, in Washington, D.C., on 17 and 18 October.

2 October 2017
Note No. 6506

The United Nations Department of Public Information will partner with Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, to present the exhibition A Legacy of Black Achievement.

13 September 2017
Note No. 6504

The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship began at United Nations Headquarters in New York this week and will continue through 30 September.

13 September 2017
Note No. 6505

The United Nations will unveil new tour guide uniforms at a media launch in the Main Gallery of the Visitors Lobby at New York Headquarters on Thursday, 14 September, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

11 September 2017
Note No. 6503

The United Nations will celebrate the International Day of Peace on 15 September.  The theme of the 2017 observance, “Together for Peace:  Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

20 June 2017
Note No. 6502

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

11 May 2017
Note No. 6501

The Department of Public Information will partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and Links, Inc. to organize its ninth annual Remember Slavery Global Student Videoconference on 12 May.

25 April 2017
Note No. 6500

The Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Facing History and Ourselves, and the New York City Department of Education, will hold a multimedia presentation titled The Children of Willesden Lane from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 April, in the Economic and Social Council Chamber Chamber at New York Headquarters.

7 April 2017
Note No. 6499

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

23 March 2017
Note No. 6498

Ten years ago this month, the General Assembly declared 25 March the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  It also established the United Nations Remember Slavery Programme, which, in addition to educating about one of history’s greatest tragedies, works to combat racism and prejudice.

7 March 2017
Note No.6496

In remarks made this morning at the opening of the live pitch event “Solve at the United Nations”, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed stated that working for the Sustainable Development Goals represented an investment in preventing future disaster, conflict and crisis.

7 March 2017
Note No. 6497

A new exhibition, A Legacy of Black Achievement, will go on display in the Visitors’ Lobby of United Nations Headquarters in New York from 8 to 29 March, in celebration of Black achievers past and present.

3 March 2017
Note No. 6495

The closing ceremony for the exhibition Rape in Conflict will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, 6 March, in the Visitors’ Lobby at United Nations Headquarters in New York.  It is organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.