Department of Global Communications
Did You Know?
- The Department of Global Communication (DGC), previously called the Department of Public Information (DPI), was established in 1946 by the General Assembly to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations.
- The mission of DGC is to communicate the work and ideals of the United Nations to the world, interact and partner with a diverse audience; build the support for peace, development, and human rights.
- There are three divisions: Strategic Communications, News and Media, and Outreach.
- In 1968, the Economic and Social Council called on DPI to associate NGOs.
- About 1,500 NGOs are now associated with the DGC.
- There are now about 350 NGO youth representatives.
IBVM/CJ NGO became an associate with the DGC in September 2003.