We offer a vital link between the UN and the public, adapting into the local context and providing UN global information. UNIC relies on the network of local media outlets, non-governmental organizations, and private sector entities to disseminate the messages of the UN, connect with target audiences and implement issue-based communications campaigns. Using the creative energy and collective resources of such groups, UNIC is able to organize special events, publish local language materials and connect with new audiences, often in remote areas. In addition, the Centre also holds press conferences, launches reports and visits schools and communities to explain the work of the United Nations to local populations.
Our documentation Centre carries a wide variety of information materials ranging from posters and brochures to books and UN documents. Among the documents found in the centre are: UN Year Book, the UN Charter, The United Nations Today, reports by the UN Secretary-General, as well as literature on peacekeeping, human rights, children, women and gender issues. Most of the materials are published by the Department of Public Information in New York. UNIC distributes, or makes available materials to members of the public, students, schools, colleges, and universities. The documentation centre also serves as a resource centre for the United Nations staff.