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UNESCO and DPI team up to mark World Press Freedom Day

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

New York | iSeek

The importance of critical thinking to decipher false reporting was the subject of a panel discussion held at UNHQ New York on 4 May to mark World Press Freedom Day 2017. Organized by DPI NGO Relations (Department of Public Information) and UNESCO, the discussion was held under the theme “Critical Minds for Critical Times: The Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies”.

Women Signal Officers: A portrait of Aigie Rose Okungbowa

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Worldwide | DPKO

The presence of women in the military plays a vital role in peace operations, including raising awareness of women’s issues in theatres of action, helping to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse of local populations, and improving operational effectiveness. This series looks at the experiences of women Signal Officers.

New efforts launched to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse

Friday, 05 May 2017

Global | DM

“Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the United Nations flag. Every victim deserves justice and our full support. Together, let us deliver on that promise”, said Secretary-General António Guterres in a special video message recorded 9 March.