Note to Correspondents

Note to Correspondents

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.

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.