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4/20/2018 11:35:33 AM

“The United Nations cannot achieve the purposes for which it has been created unless the peoples of the world are fully informed of its aims and activities. In order to insure that peoples in all parts of the world receive as full information as possible about the United Nations, the Department of Public Information should consider the establishment of branch offices at the earliest practicable date.” [A/Res/13(I), Annex.].

This statement is as valid today as it was in 1946 when the General Assembly set out the terms of reference for the activities of the Department of Public Information (DPI). The first nine United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) were established in 1946-1947 [JIU/REP/79/10]. Today, the network of 63 United Nations information centres (UNICs), services (UNIS) and offices (UNOs) link the UN Headquarters with people around the world.

Information centres are the principal local sources of public information about the United Nations system. They strengthen their information presence and enhance communications efforts at the national level and within regions through the use of information and communication technologies, by building partnerships, and by adopting strategic communications approaches to field work.
 
United Nations information centres are responsible for promoting greater public understanding and support for the aims and activities of the United Nations and for disseminating information on the work of the Organization to local populations, especially in developing countries.
 
At present, one of the main tasks of UNICs is to promote awareness of the Millennium Development Goals: the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring access to primary education, promoting of gender equality, empowerment of women, reduction of child mortality, improvement of maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases, protecting the environment, and the attainment of a global partnership for development.

UNIC Kathmandu
A view of the building which houses the offices of the United Nations Technical Assistance Board and information Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. --- KATHMANDU, Nepal, November 1964. UNIC Kathmandu is located in the UN House where most of the UN agencies in Nepal are also located. However, UNIC is previledged to have a separate entrance for visitors to facilitate their access into the Centre – be it to consult the reference library; to attend press conferences or for information seeking purposes.
 
UNIC undertakes extensive press activities, such as organizing press conferences for visiting UN officials, and for other UN agencies located in Nepal. It prepares joint statements for the UN Country Team on various important issues and disseminates statements of the UN Secretary-General and other press releases/news/articles/reports coming from UN Headquarters. It is fully accessible to media persons during entire office hours and round the clock by telephone.
 
[Photo: A view of the building which houses the offices of the United Nations Technical Assistance Board and information Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. --- KATHMANDU, Nepal, November 1964.]
 
The Centre takes lead responsibility in coordinating the UN agencies in observing various UN Days as identified by the UN Country Team. UNIC chairs the Information Working Group (IWG), a network comprising of Information Officers from UN agencies in Nepal which has been mandated by the UNCT to coordinate public information-sharing among the UN agencies. It assists in the launching of various UN reports in Nepal and organizes workshops, seminars and participates in book exhibitions.
 
UNIC conducts educational outreach activities in different parts of the country and provides UN publications to various educational institutions and community libraries.
 
The Centre is equipped with audio-visual products which are widely disseminated to the media. The Centre screens films and documentaries pertaining to development and politics for the media persons, UN staff and the general public. UNIC is also is the medium through which groups, organizations and individuals submit their memorandum or petition to draw the UN’s attention to various issues.
 
UN Digital Repository in Nepal 
 
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) is the principal source of information about the United Nations system in Nepal since 1964. The information centre is responsible for promoting public understanding and support for the aims and activities of the United Nations by disseminating UN information materials to a local audience in English, Nepali and other languages utilised in the region; engaging local and regional partners; and, overall, bringing the United Nations closer to the people it serves.
Application Availabl on store: 
UN Search Engine in Nepal -- known as the United Nations Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN), is the first of its kind in Nepal and follows an extensive process known as Knowledge Management to collect, develop and share the wealth of data available. An online repository is an ideal and sustainable way to preserve the growing volume of publications produced by UN agencies each year and ensure efficient accessibility without cost to everyone from anywhere. Mobile application, “UN in Nepal”, is parallel module of UNDRN with full text to make the search on UN public information more intuitive and handy.
If you have growing volume of UN publications, please let us know to store permanently in UN Digital Repository in Nepal. It is accessible through http://un.info.np
 
Services are:
1. Online UN Search Engine: http://un.info.np
2. Mobile Search Engine: Android | Windows 
3. Unlimited storage web space for UN publications in UNDRN
4. Users Statistics

 

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