United Nations Information Centres

About the Department of Public Information

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The Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946 by General Assembly resolution 13 (1). As the public voice of the United Nations, DPI promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the United Nations, using various communication tools including radio, television, print, the Internet, videoconferencing and increasingly other new information technology.


The United Nations website is one of the main sources of information about the activities of the Organization. The United Nations News Centre features the latest news from the UN and the Secretary-General. Field reports, news and feature programmes on peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs are a staple of United Nations Radio programmes. Unifeed enables news providers to cover important global issues by offering timely broadcast-quality video from throughout the UN system. United Nations Publications is the source for titles produced by the United Nations and its key agencies. UN Works is an innovative multimedia platform that puts a human face on the work of the UN by exploring global issues through the personal stories of people and their communities.


Along with its global network of Information Centres (UNICs), DPI works with media, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations in bringing the core messages of the UN to people around the world.