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Model UN students hope to focus global attention on crucial issues

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.

UN increasingly using social media to publicize its work, senior official says

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.

UN’s annual conference with civil society groups to spotlight global health issues

Global health will be the focus of this year’s annual United Nations conference with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the head of the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) announced today.

Second Global Model UN of young people to be held in Malaysia in July

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.

Top UN official stresses need for Internet multilingualism to bridge digital divide

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.

Photographic exhibition pays tribute to former UN chief U Thant

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.

UN reveals five winners of its ‘Citizen Ambassador’ video contest

“Every day I want you to wake up and know that you work for 6.7 billion real people, one person at a time. People with children, and dreams, and stories.”

UN pays tribute after designer of iconic logo dies at 102

A senior United Nations official paid tribute today to the designer of the original emblem for the world body, Donal McLaughlin Jr., who died peacefully in his sleep last week at the age of 102.

Languages make a difference, stresses senior UN official on International Day

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.

UN Yearbook goes online, bringing the Organization’s work closer to the public

The Yearbook of the United Nations, the basic reference book on the work of the Organization, went online today, placing 60 years of UN activities at the disposal of the public.