Note to Correspondents

Note to Correspondents

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.

26 February 2019
Note No. 6522

Entitled “A Partnership for Safer Journeys”, the United Nations Road Safety Strategy is based on a safe-system approach that manages the interaction between speed, vehicles, road infrastructure and road-user behaviour to prevent crashes from resulting in deaths and serious human injury.

30 January 2019
Note No. 6521

The United Nations Department of Global Communications will hold a multimedia briefing for civil society at the United Nations on Albania’s response to the plight of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

28 January 2019
Note No. 6520

The United Nations Department of Global Communications, in cooperation with Abramorama and the American Jewish Committee’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, will screen the documentary Who Will Write Our History? on 30 January 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

24 January 2019
Note No. 6519

A powerful exhibition tracing the journey of Ruth Maier, a young diarist who perished in the Holocaust, is now on display at the United Nations Visitors Lobby in New York.

23 January 2019
Note No. 6518

The United Nations will mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial ceremony, beginning on Monday, 28 January, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the General Assembly Hall.

3 December 2018
Note No. 6517

The Department of Public Information — in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York — will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated animated film Ferdinand to mark Human Rights Day and the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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.

26 October 2018
Note No. 6515

The Department of Public Information will organize a teachers’ workshop on human rights education on 2 November to celebrate diversity and combat discrimination.  It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 12 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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.