Department of Global Communications (DGC)
The United Nations is indispensable as a forum for building a better world and solving complex and evolving challenges. It brings together all countries and different actors to take concerted action across the global community to make a positive difference in people’s lives and for the planet.
The Department of Global Communications tells this UN story across multiple platforms, digital and traditional, to build support for the aims and work of the United Nations. Through our global operations and offices in 60 countries, we reach millions of people with trusted, objective information and an inclusive message that enables the public, civil society, private sector and Member States to engage in the work of the United Nations.
Communicating in more than 80 languages, the Department embodies the United Nations principle of multilingualism, extending our impact to all corners of the world.
The Department of Global Communications, previously known as the Department of Public Information (DPI), was established in 1946, by General Assembly resolution 13 (I), to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations.
The Department does this through a broad range of activities, including by producing multilingual news and information; using the latest technology, multimedia and social media platforms to amplify the UN message; carrying out communications campaigns on priority issues; and conducting outreach activities with a diverse range of partners.
The Department reports annually to the UN General Assembly’s Committee on Information, which is responsible for overseeing our work and providing guidance on policies, programmes and activities.
The Department of Global Communications 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, sustainable development and human rights for all. Inform. Engage. Act.
Who we are
The Strategic Communications Division formulates and implements communications strategies on priority issues and launches global campaigns. It also manages the global network of 60 United Nations information centres.
News & Media
The News and Media Division produces and shares news and information on the UN’s priorities and activities, and builds partnerships with media organizations and other target audiences. It supports the work of journalists and news organizations covering the United Nations.
The Outreach Division engages and educates people and communities worldwide to encourage support for the ideals and activities of the United Nations.See more