News and media

Media outreach is essential to successfully fulfilling the United Nations Information Centre’s (UNIC’s) core function of communicating information about the work of the United Nations to governments, civil society and the world at large.

As part of its media outreach, UNIC Canberra organizes press conferences, disseminates timely information to the media, and helps design information strategies. To stay up to date signup to UNIC Canberra Newsletter.

Key UN media-related links are:

UN News Centre – official United Nations news service with the latest UN news from the Headquarters and around the world.

Highlights of Noon Briefing – daily highlights from the noon briefing prepared by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Full transcripts of the briefings can be found here.

Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General – latest from the Spokesperson’s office including readouts, statements, and off the cuff remarks.

Media Alert – latest media alert announcing meetings, press briefings and events from the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit.

Notes to correspondents – latest note to correspondents prepared by the Office of the Secretary-General.

UN Calendar of Conferences and Meetings – calendar of conferences and meetings of the United Nations is prepared by the Meetings Management Section of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management. It is then reviewed by the Committee on Conferences and approved by the General Assembly. Select to view meetings by Date, Venue, and Year.

Security Council Programme of Work – daily as well as monthly programme and agenda of the Security Council meetings.

Security Council News -This section provides updates on the Security Council’s activities, news releases and statements. It also includes multimedia products and other resources to stay informed about the Security Council’s activities.

General Assembly Meetings – latest meeting schedules, summaries and agenda of the General Assembly.

Meetings and Events of ECOSOC – information on the upcoming meetings and events of the Economic and Social Council, and the annual sessions of its subsidiary bodies.

UN MultimediaUN Photo, Audio Hub, UN Video,Audiovisual Library

UN Webcast – live and on-demand web telecasts of meetings, conferences and events as well as pre-recorded 24 Hours programming.

UNIFEED: Broadcast-quality video for UNifeed stories is available online for 30 days. Should you wish to request older material, please contact the UN Audiovisual Library.

UN Office at Geneva – latest news and information from the United Nations Office at Geneva. A focal point for multilateral diplomacy, UNOG services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world.

Department of Global Communications – DGC is dedicated to communicating the ideals and work of the United Nations to the world; to interacting and partnering with diverse audiences; and to building support for peace, development and human rights for all.

UN Member States on Record – official documents reflecting the views of United Nations Member States.

UN Creative Community Outreach Initiative – acts as a liaison between the UN and studios, producers, directors, writers and other content creators.