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15.04.00 – COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA

UN / MICHAEL DOUGLAS DISARMAMENT

At  a launch of the book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!", United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas called upon high school and college students around the globe to take part in efforts to disarm the world from nuclear and other weapon of mass destruction. UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / SYRIA FLASH MOB

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) have chosen the iconic Time Square in New York City to celebrate the moment when UNRWA-led and celebrity-backed social media campaign reached almost double its target of 23 million, same as the pre-war population of Syria. UNTV

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RADIO DESTRUCTION

During his visit to Bor in South Sudan the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer visited a radio station heavily looted by Anti-Government Forces during fighting against the forces loyal to President Salva Kiir. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invested over 5 million dollars in what was Jonglei State's first radio station. UNMISS

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAB INTERNET

Businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Somalia are increasingly reliant on the Internet and this hasn't boded too well with the insurgent group, al Shabab, which last week issued a statement banning the use of mobile Internet services and gave service providers a 15-day ultimatum to disconnect the service, threatening to punish those who [...]

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN’S TOURS

The United Nations today started offering its first visitors’ tours of UN headquarters in New York tailored specifically to children. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and actress Monique Coleman, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, attended the launch. UNTV

11 Feb 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / MICHAEL BALLACK

German football star Ballack was on a 3-day fact-finding mission in South Africa this weekend to learn about how HIV impacts lives. UNAIDS

21 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / FILMING

The UN Security Council opened its doors last weekend for French director Bertrand Tavernier to shoot a scene on the diplomatic wrangling preceding the Iraq war for his upcoming feature film “Quai D’Orsay”, starring Thierry Lermitte as former French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin. UNTV

10 Jan 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PRESS FREEDOM

During decades of civil war, Somali journalists were the eyes and the ears of the world. But over the years they have become targets, making Somalia one of the world’s most dangerous places for media workers. AU-UN IST

10 Dec 2012 | Read More »

JORDAN / ANGELINA JOLIE

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie travelled to the Jordan-Syria border overnight to meet frightened and exhausted Syrian refugees who had just completed the perilous crossing to safety in Jordan. UNHCR

6 Dec 2012 | Read More »

PERU / LADY GAGA

On her recent tour of South America, international pop star Lady Gaga stopped by a school on the outskirts of Lima for her first UNICEF field visit. UNICEF

6 Dec 2012 | Read More »

 

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