Het VN-informatiecentrum te Brussel, UNRIC, beheert onder andere een bibliotheek met (online) documentatie over allerlei activiteiten van de VN. In november ontving de NVVN een update van de nieuwste aanwinsten. Twee hoogtepunten:
A common UNRIC website is operational in 13 languages of the region: Danish, Dutch/Flemish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Each language site gives information about the most important current UN-related events, activities and observances, as well as UNRIC and UN family programmes in the region. The sites in non-official UN languages (all except English, French and Spanish that have links to the UN headquarters website) also present basic information on the UN organization, including its structure, goals, main documents, affiliated agencies, employment opportunities and main areas of work.
This Handbook – published by the Word Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) - guides young people through the process of developing a proposal and budget for a national Youth Delegate Programme, as well as taking them step-by-step through creating their own campaign for such a Programme.
United Nations Department of Public Information
2010 Communications Priorities
The three basic pillars of the UN’s work are:
• Human rights and
• Peace and security.
For 2010, the key areas of focus for the Secretary-General and the Organization, within the three pillars are listed below and form the priorities for communications work.
On January 11, 2010, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlined seven priorities for 2010, beginning with the urgent need for a renewed focus on sustainable development, including advancing efforts to achieve the globally agreed targets aimed at ending poverty, disease and hunger.