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UNSMIL staff use virtual reality to capture Libyan experience

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tunis | UNSMIL | Abel Kavanagh

Author Abel Kavanagh describes an innovative programme taking place at the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL): "Virtual reality would allow us to transport people to the heart of our activities on the ground, immerse them in the reality of migrants, and develop empathy for those involved in conflict."

Women Signal Officers: A portrait of Marion Natuhwera

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Worldwide | DFS | DPKO/DFS

Women in the military play an important role in peace operations. To empower women who serve as military and police signals, the UN Signals Academy in the UN Regional Service Centre at Entebbe established a programme – Women’s Outreach Course. This series looks at the experiences of women Signal Officers in peacekeeping.

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.