DPI NGO Conference

United Nations and NGOs
Non-governmental organizations have been partners of the Department of Public Information (DPI) since its establishment in 1947. Official relationships between DPI and NGOs date back to 1968. The Economic and Social Council in its resolution 1297 called on DPI to associate NGOs with effective information programmes in place and thus disseminate information about issues on the UN’s agenda and the work of the Organization. Through associated NGOs DPI seeks to reach people around the world and help them better understand the work and aims of the United Nations.

Annual Conference

Each year, the UN holds an NGO conference to bring together the NGOs that are associated with the United Nations Department of Public information on a central theme. 2011's conference was held in Bonn, Germany with a theme of “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens”. Click here to visit the NGO Conference website.

Upcoming Events

GEM Programs:
Student Leadership Conference on Development 2017
February 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness
March 20, 2017

Global Solutions Design Science Lab
June 18-26, 2017
                       
From Independence to Interdependence - American History Summer Camp
July 24 – July 28, 2017


Select Global and Educational Events:
                       

UNAI and MIT Solve Challenge
Deadline: Jan 20, 2017
Event: March 7, 201
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GEM Highlights
Good News Agency
Learn about Positive Efforts Around the World and be Inspired

Lesson Plans on the Sustainable Development Goals -
World's Largest Lesson

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Primary Sources with the Library of Congress
Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine