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New JIU report on enhancing accessibility for UN conferences

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Geneva | JIU

The Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) recently examined the current status of accessibility for persons with disabilities to large-scale, small-scale and offsite conferences and meetings organized by United Nations system organizations. The objective was to identify obstacles, impediments and good practices to enhance accessibility so that persons with disabilities can participate effectively.

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.

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