Department of Public Information

UN Women
United Nations, New York, NY 10017. USA


The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) 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. Inform. Engage. Act.

Policy framework

DPI was established in 1946, by General Assembly resolution 13 (I), to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations.

Areas of Focus

DPI includes three Divisions, all of which are involved in their own capacity to promote the elimination of violence against women and girls.

The Strategic Communications Division formulates communications strategies on priority issues and launches global campaigns. The Division manages the network of 63 United Nations Information Centres and offices around the world that relay UN priorities locally. It also supports the public information components of peacekeeping missions, including in their communications work on women affected by armed conflict.

The News and Media Division produces and publishes news and information on the UN’s priorities and activities through radio, television, print, the Internet, video-conferencing and other media tools. It builds partnerships with media organizations and other target audiences. It helps and supports the work of journalists and news organizations covering the work of the United Nations.

The Outreach Division engages and educates people and their communities worldwide to encourage support for the ideals and activities of the United Nations.


UN News Centre

UNTV: 21st Century stories (Selected stories)
December 2013, Italy: Breaking the Slave Trade (human trafficking of women and girls)

UN Radio (selected stories)
UN expert meets with African women tricked into trafficking in Italy (December 2013)