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Kofi Annan ‘Declassified’: Preserving legacy and history

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

New York | Dag Hammarskjöld Library 

When former Secretary-General Kofi Annan completed his 10-year term at the head of the Organization, he left behind 1,200 boxes of records – a flood of memos, letters, and handwritten notes.  Several of his close collaborators, UN Archives staff, and a lecturer at City College came together at an event hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library to talk about how those records were brought out into the open.

Innovating for Children and Young People

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) | Henrietta H. Fore for 'UN Chronicle’ 

Innovation and the rise of digital technology have forever changed how we work, interact with one another, and create and share information. Innovative technologies are also changing how we, at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are supporting children and young people around the world.

Ciné-ONU screens ‘Styx’ to highlight issue of rescue at sea

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

 Brussels | UNRIC

Styx is the dramatization of the experience of a doctor from Europe who sets out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her holiday is quickly broken off when she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with migrants on board. She follows maritime law and radios for help. When her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

Space Technology and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) | Simonetta Di Pippo for 'UN Chronicle' 

Last year, which marked the sixtieth anniversary of the first artificial satellite in orbit, a record number of orbiting objects were registered with the United Nations, reflecting the growing interest of all types of actors in participating in the frontier field of space exploration and innovation.

First-ever International Day of Education (24 January)

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Worldwide | UNESCO 

The world marks the first-ever International Day of Education today (24 January), which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly last year in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. UNESCO is calling on countries to increase political commitment to education as a force for inclusion driving the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals.