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Novel Website for the Big Issues of 2015 Launched

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:30

The Department of Public Information has launched a new website to highlight the importance of 2015 for the UN system (www.un.org/action2015)

The website supports the UN campaign 2015: Time for Global Action and promotes the distinct processes that will lead to significant outcomes this year. The website does not replace or compete with any other website, and instead, is meant to be a portal to the many websites featuring sustainability issues.

Digital diplomacy: The Department of Political Affairs in 140-characters

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 16:00

Global | DPA

The Department of Political Affairs’ presence on social media is relatively new but growing. DPA joined Twitter, the platform that now counts the vast majority of the UN’s 193 Member States as participants, in 2012. The Department, along with the ever greater number of government officials active on Twitter, are all staking a distinct claim in the burgeoning digital diplomacy universe.

How can we improve humanitarian action in the Middle East and North Africa? Add your voice!

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:00

Global | OCHA

You are invited to participate in an online consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit launching this week to gather your ideas and recommendations on how to keep humanitarian action fit for future crises. The discussion will inform the Regional Consultation Meeting for the Middle East and North Africa taking place in Amman, Jordan, from 3-5 March 2015.

The Security Council in numbers: Record meetings in 2014

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 13:00

Global | DPA

The world has just come through a year of discord, disease and disruption, the Secretary-General said in his December press conference – a sentiment reflected in the latest figures from the Department of Political Affairs which show the Security Council held 263 meetings in 2014, an increase of 36 per cent over the previous year.

UNMUM: A collaboration between UN and Member States

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 13:00

DPKO | Office of Military Affairs

DPKO-DFS in collaboration with 40 Member States and field missions are developing 11 United Nations military manuals to standardize military contributions to peacekeeping operations. The project, called United Nations Military Units Manuals (UNMUM), kick-started officially in November 2013 by the Office of Military Affairs.

UN70 – a ‘ReBirth’ in Geneva

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 17:30

Geneva | UNOG

Plans for a monumental sculpture called “The ReBirth” to celebrate the United Nations’ 70th anniversary have been unveiled in Geneva. Designed by world-renowned Italian artist Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto, the sculpture will be located in Ariana Park and inaugurated on UN Day next year - 24 October 2015 – during an Open Day at the Palais des Nations.

DPKO continues successful Rule of Law training programme

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 17:30

Tanzania | DPKO

DPKO has successfully concluded on 1 November a Rule of Law training programme for Judicial Affairs officers in peacekeeping operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The 6-day training focused on strategies to assist national actors to strengthen rule of law in the immediate aftermath of conflict through early peacebuilding initiatives.

First Thematic Resolution on Police Adopted by Security Council

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 17:30

DPKO | OROLSI | Police Division

Under the Chairmanship of Australia, the Security Council adopted the first standalone resolution on police today, Thursday 20 November 2014, a major normative milestone. United Nations Police (UNPOL) activities in peace operations have grown in an unprecedented manner and evolved considerably since 1960, when the first police officers arrived in the United Nations Operation in the Congo.