An upcoming model United Nations meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea, can help contribute to the debate on key world issues, one of the student leaders at the event told a news conference today at UN Headquarters.
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is increasingly harnessing social media and the Internet to disseminate key messages about the work of the world body, the department’s head told a UN committee today.
Some 1,000 of the best university-level students worldwide are expected to take part in a Global Model United Nations Conference in Malaysia in July as the world body seeks to harness the energy and intellect of Earth’s younger citizens in achieving peace and development.
Multilingualism must be fostered on the Internet to help bridge the digital divide and the United Nations stands in the forefront of those seeking to promote linguistic diversity in the interests of greater political, economic and cultural access for all, a top UN official said today.
The greatest legacy of the former United Nations chief U Thant is his belief in the dignity of the individual, a senior official with the world body said tonight as he helped open a photographic exhibition dedicated to the Organization’s third Secretary-General.
The United Nations pursues multilingualism as a means of promoting, protecting and preserving the diversity of the world's languages and cultures, the world body's top official responsible for its communications said in a message marking International Mother Language Day.