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Tue 20/03/12
Audio and video conferencing are often seen as ‘second- best' alternatives to meeting face to face, but when the WFP Ombudsman's office needed to reach staff in more than 30 countries to raise awareness on conflict and dispute resolution, there was...
Mon 19/03/12
Delegates attending the second intersessional meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the 2012 Regular Session of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations might have noticed that the meetings used the UN's new...
Wed 14/03/12
This article by Catherine Karongo appeared in Capital News FM on 7th March 2012.
Tue 13/03/12
As Rio+20 approaches the UN is moving into full swing to prepare for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 20-22 June. Dan Shepard, from DPI’s Strategic Communications Division, talks about the work...
Tue 13/03/12
The Palais des Nations was abuzz with activity for the 2011 Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC publicized its work in 2011 with a wealth of initiatives including: a month-long, web-based forum on education...
Thu 08/03/12
Does it really matter which bin you put your paper cup in? And what happens to all the stuff in the composting bin anyway? FAO InTouch (the FAO in-house magazine) has been investigating... Each year the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...
Thu 08/03/12
Did you know that 250 kg of recycled plastic bottle caps can mean a wheelchair for a disabled person in Kosovo? Nor did we. But that's why staff at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and students from the American University of Kosovo (AUK...
Tue 28/02/12
Today sees the launch of the new inititive designed to inspire all UN staff, consultants and interns to make a small change to their lives and working habits.Greening the Blue – the campaign to make the UN more sustainable in its operations - is...
Mon 20/02/12
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has partnered with religious institutions to provide solar panels that will power much-needed electricity to schools as well as promote the use of renewable energy. The first solar panels...
Mon 13/02/12
The UN Desktop Computer Wallpaper Design Competition was launched on 9 February. The competition, to design a wallpaper background (the picture you see behind all your desktop icons), is open to all staff of the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, funds...
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