The 2018 'UN Card' is out with 10 UN facts!

Thursday, 05 July 2018

“What does the United Nations for people around the word?”

The 2018 edition of The UN Card  can respond to that question. The UN Card brings you an update to 10 actions of the UN that show in quantifiable terms how the daily work of the UN and its agencies affects the lives of people around the globe. . 

The card fits in your pocket and is easy to distribute.

Here are the facts highlighted this year. The United Nations:

  1. Provides food and assistance to 80 million people in 80 countries
  2. Supplies vaccines to 45% of the world’s children, helps save 3 million lives a year
  3. Assists and protects 67.7 million people fleeing war, famine and persecution
  4. Works with 195 nations to keep the global temperature rise well below 2°C/3.6°F
  5. Keeps peace with 104,000 peacekeepers in 14 operations around the world
  6. Tackles the global water crisis affecting over 2 billion people worldwide
  7. Protects and promotes human rights globally and through 80 treaties/declarations
  8. Coordinates US$24.7 billion appeal for the humanitarian needs of 145 million people
  9.  Uses diplomacy to prevent conflict: assists some 50 countries a year with their elections
  10. Supports maternal health, helping over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy risks

"Impressive as they are, these ten facts are only the tip of the iceberg of what the UN does and are an important reminder of our collective impact on people's lives around the world every day", says Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, DPI.

The Department of Public Information has published The UN Card since 2009 - updating the cards annually, checking facts and figures with UN agencies, designing a fresh look, and adding new achievements. This year, the flip side of the card features the four pillars of the UN: peace and security; sustainable development; human rights, and humanitarian assistance.

The wallet-sized cards are a popular outreach tool. The Visitor's Service at Headquarters in New York has to reorder the cards frequently to keep up with demand from visiting groups. Available in all six official languages, many UN Information Centres translate the cards into local languages, as well.

Everyone is invited to download a high resolution version for printing or sharing on social media. Files can also be found on and iSeek.


Téléchargez la carte au format pdf.