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Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

17 October 2017

16 October 2017 – Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off Africa Week.

In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals

16 October 2017

13 October 2017 – Japanese comedians on Friday competed to make people laugh by weaving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their performance at a United Nations-supported special event in Kyoto, the country's cultural centre.

Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity – UN

11 October 2017

Source: United Natioins News Centre story 

10 October 2017 – People spend a large proportion of time at work, where experiences there factor into their overall wellbeing, the United Nations said on World Mental Health Day, noting that depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively.

11 October - International Day of the Girl Child

10 October 2017

The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception.

Interview: In Fighting for Girls’ Education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

09 October 2017

Source: UN News. Read the article  

5 October 2017 – More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achieving gender equality in the world’s poorest countries, far more girls than boys still do not have access to a quality education,

Literacy project for refugees - 'small actions ripple big'

03 October 2017

In July and August 2017, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut provided support, coordination, and training services to youth volunteers from the international non-profit organization AIESEC.

The activity was part of the MyBookshelf: Language and Cultural Program for Refugees project to teach the English language through learning and cultural activities. It also helps promote cultural understanding.

UN Secretary-General's Remarks at Peace Day Student Observance

26 September 2017
15 September 2017Remarks at Peace Day Student ObservanceAntónio Guterres

I am very happy to see so many youth, so many young people here at the United Nations. I think the United Nations has not been able until now to truly reengage with young generations.

15 NGOs Associated with UN DPI on 23 June 2017

07 July 2017

Press Release NGO/858-PI/2208 - 23 JUNE 2017

Committee Approves 15 Non-Governmental Organizations for Association with United Nations Department of Public Information

2016 Annual Review

31 December 2016

The deadline for the 2016 Annual Review exercise has been extended to 13 January 2017.

Please visit the link below for more information and instructions on this year’s exercise.


2016 Orientation

23 February 2016
2016 DPI/NGO Orientation Programme

The NGO Relations & Advocacy Section is hosting a two day Orientation Programme from 3 to 4 March 2016. This two day event aims to introduce newly DPI-associated NGOs, as well as recently appointed representatives of DPI-associated NGOs, to the work and services offered by DPI and the United Nations at large.

2014 Nobel Laureate

15 March 2015
DPI/NGO Special Briefing with 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Ending Child Slavery by 2030

Working Together to Give 168 Million Children the Future They Deserve