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Woman peacekeeper wins the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award

Source: UN News

New York/Vancouver, 15 November 2017 – A UN peacekeeper from South Africa was today awarded the United Nations’ Military Gender Advocate of the Year in Vancouver, Canada.

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2017 Annual Review is now open

2017 Annual Review is now open

The 2017 Annual Review for DPI-associated NGOs is now open. The priority deadline to submit your Annual Review is 15 December 2017.

Talented youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world

Source: UN iSeek

Over twenty young talents from Lebanon staged live performances in an art talent show organized for the International Day of Peace.  Under the patronage of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut and Badghan Cultural Club, the Media Association for Peace (MAP) celebrated peace day in a show that sent a message of openness and peace from Lebanon to the world.

Talented youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world. Photo: UNIC Beirut, Youth send messages of peace from Lebanon to the world. Photo: UNIC Beirut
Strong civil society can push back against 'major attack' on human rights, says senior UN rights official

Source: UN News

19 October 2017 – A senior United Nations human rights official has praised civil society for its role in standing up to the “backlash” against human rights.

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights addresses the audience during an event at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias (file)
Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

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.

School children attend a parade in South Africa. Photo: Trevor Samson/World Bank
In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals

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.

Jeffrey Brez, Chief of NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events of DPI, 3rd from right, and Kaoru Nemoto, Director of UNIC Tokyo, 4th from right, represent the United Nations at a special event held in the margins of the Kyoto International Film and Art
Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity – UN

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.

World Mental Health Day is marked on 10 October each year, with this year looking at mental health in the work place. Photo: WHO
DPI NGO Thursday Briefings Fall 2017 Calendar
Credit: UN Photo
11 October - International Day of the Girl Child

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.

Event entitled "Girls Speak Out" on the Occasion of 2016 International Day of the Girl. UN Photo/Kim Haughton
Interview: In Fighting for Girls’ Education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

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,

Nobel Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai sits down for an interview with UN News during the high-level session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Literacy project for refugees - 'small actions ripple big'

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.

UNIC Beirut Supports Literacy Project for Young Refugees Source: UNIC Beirut, UNIC Beirut Supports Literacy Project for Young Refugees Source: UNIC Beirut
UN Secretary-General's Remarks at Peace Day Student Observance

15 September 2017

Remarks at Peace Day Student Observance

António 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.

2017 International Youth Day - UN Secretary-General and UN Youth Envoy

15 NGOs Associated with UN DPI on 23 June 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

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2016 Annual Review

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

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

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