UNODC Providing Integrated Support For Justice, Security In South Eastern Europe, Says Executive Director

Vienna, 16 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is advancing real-time, integrated cooperation to address justice and security challenges in South Eastern Europe, said UNODC Executive...Read More

UNESCO Rolls Out First African MOOC On Freedom Of Expression And Safety Of Journalists

news_140218_mooc.jpg © UNESCO 14 February 2018 UNESCO and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria recently rolled out the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on freedom of expression, access to information and safety o...Read More

Global Cooperation In Protecting Critical Infrastructure Vital, Speakers Say At Security Council Briefing On Terrorist Threats To International Peace

Speaking today on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Security Council members noted the need to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing between countries, while also highlighting the impor...Read More


Legendary players signing up for joint UEFA-UN charity football match in Geneva 13 February 2018 UEFA and the United Nations Office in Geneva have announced that tickets for the Match For Solidarity went on sale today as football legends co...Read More

Unite Ideas Challenge Winner Uses Machine Learning And Geodata To Improve Insights On Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 12 February (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, has won the Unite Ideas #SDGInsights challenge for its methodology pr...Read More

Trade Growth To Sustain Momentum In First Quarter Of 2018, Latest Trade Indicator Suggests

Component indices of the WTOI are mostly favourable. Container port throughput (104.3) and air freight (103.2) are firmly above trend, indicating strong current shipments of goods. Meanwhile, export orders (102.8) have reached their highest...Read More

Screening Of ‘Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places — A Global African Diaspora’ to Mark Black History Month At United Nations Headquarters, 8 February

As part of the Remember Slavery Programme and the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), the United Nations Department of Public Information is screening the documentary film Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places — A Glo...Read More

EU Requests WTO Consultations With Russia On Compliance With Pig Products Ruling

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), the EU said the challenged measures are inconsistent with various provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Read More

Director-General Condemns Murder Of Media Workers, Castillo Cifuentes And León Miranda, In Guatemala

07 February 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today called on the authorities to investigate the killings of journalists, Luis Alfredo de León Miranda and Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes, whose bodies were found in Mazat...Read More

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Takes Note Of Nearly 400 Quadrennial Reports, Postpones Action On Several Others

On the seventh day of its 2018 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today took note of 394 quadrennial reports from various organizations, while postponing action on several other reports after members of the bod...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Safer Internet Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 6 February 2018  VIENNA, 6 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and yo...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Safer Internet Day

UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION SERVICE VIENNA (UNIS) For information only – not an official document UNIS/CP/1026 5 February 2018 Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: 6 February 2018 VIENNA, 6 February 2018 (UN Inform...Read More