The NGO Relations Section within the Department of Public Information at the United Nations, in partnership with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee Communications Subcomittee is organising a communications workshop themed “Acting Globally in the Digital Age”. To take place on Thursday, 11 June 2015, 10:00 – 13:00 local time in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The objective of this briefing is to inform the NGO community about new and innovative communications platforms and their use in impacting global change.
The Workshop will be divided into two separate sections. Section 1 will consist of a panel of speakers, with time for questions and answers on the subject matter. Section 2 will comprise the practicum part of the workshop.
For those unable to attend the Workshop in person, Section 1 will be broadcast live, and the webcast will be archived and available for future access.
DPI and NGO relations
The Department of Public Information and NGOs cooperate regularly. NGOs associated with DPI disseminate information about the UN to their membership, thereby building knowledge of and support for the Organization at the grassroots level. This dissemination includes, publicizing UN activities around the world on such issues as peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian affairs and international law. Additionally, promote UN observances and international years established by the General Assembly to focus world attention on important issues facing humanity.
The NGO Relations Section within the Department of Public Information at the United Nations is the link with approximately 1,300 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) who are partners and members in association with the Department of Public Information and support the UN efforts to disseminate information on the priority issues on its agenda, including sustainable development, creating a safer and more secure world, the importance of prevention, helping countries in transition, empowering women and young people, and addressing poverty, among others.
For additional information on NGO participation with the United Nations see here.