12 April 2016
UNIC Dhaka jointly with Daffodil International University (DIU) commemorated the 'International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda' on 7 April at DIU auditorium.
The observance began with a candle lighting ceremony to express solidarity with the victims of the Rwanda genocide. The observance also included a seminar, poetry recitation and a short play. The speakers urged everyone to raise their voice against genocide taking place anywhere in the world.
Professor Dr. Md. Golam Rahman, Chief Information Commissioner, Bangladesh, spoke as chief guest on the occasion while Vice Chancellor of the University presided over the event.
Mahmud Hassan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka spoke as special guests. Renowned poets of the country Rabiul Hussain, Shihab Sarkar and Muhammad Samad read out human rights recited poems. A play on human rights was also staged before the audience.
12 April 2016
On 12 April 2016, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek visited the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation Resource Centre to distribute a collection of information resources, including publications, reports and guides from various UN agencies.
Martha K. Ntinda from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation Resource received the information material and recognized the important role of UN publications for research and information purposes. UNIC Windhoek is committed to providing external libraries such as the Ministries’ resource centre with the latest publications, to ensure information sharing and the advancement of knowledge management.
08 April 2016
On 8 April 2016, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Desk Officer for Italy gave a PowerPoint presentation titled “Working with the UN” during a meeting to introduce careers with international organizations at University of Rome.
Organized by the Department of Political Science, the two-hour meeting attracted about 120 students. The desk officer also answered questions from students.
UNRIC Desk for Italy has partnered with the university’s Master’s in Human Rights and the desk officer speaks regularly about the UN and peace and security at the university. UNRIC Desk for Italy is committed to maintaining an open communication channel with the students through a mailing list and social media.
08 April 2016
Upon invitation by the Italy-based Rwandese community's association, the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Desk Officer for the Italy took part in commemorating the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, by briefing on this year's theme, "Fighting the Genocide Ideology".
Speaking before an audience of diaspora members, public authorities, NGOs, academics, judicial experts, and students, the Desk Officer read the Secretary-General's message for the Day and emphasized the lessons that were drawn from the past.
The Desk officer elaborated on Rwanda's fast economic progress; its participation in the successful UN eight-country pilot project "One UN"; and its involvement in the United Nations and its field activities such as peacekeeping.