Note to Correspondents

Note to Correspondents

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.

23 January 2017
Note No. 6494

The United Nations will mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial ceremony on Friday, 27 January, in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

19 January 2017
Note No. 6493

The Department of Public Information will officially open a provocative exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the important role of propaganda in bringing the Nazi Party to power, and in preparing the way for the Final Solution that resulted in the murder of 6 million Jewish people during the Holocaust.

16 January 2017
Note No. 6492

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 January — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations TOGETHER initiative launched a photo exhibition at Headquarters today with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of migrants in vulnerable situations around the world.

14 December 2016
Note No. 6491

An opening ceremony for an exhibition titled “Millennium Villages Project: A Photographic Essay on Sustainable Development” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 December, in the Visitors’ Lobby.  The exhibition is organized by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Blue Chip Foundation and VII Association.

27 October 2016
Note No. 6490

To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of Babi Yar Ravine, the United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Ukraine and Israel to the United Nations, will host a round-table discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 November, in Conference Room 1 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

24 October 2016
Note No. 6489

The world-renowned New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, will pay special tribute to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon as he prepares to conclude his 10-year term at the helm of the world body at the end of December.

20 October 2016
Note No. 6488

An opening ceremony for an exhibition entitled “70 Years in the Service of Peace and Justice” will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, 24 October, in the Visitors’ Lobby.