In 1946, the Department of Public Information (DPI) was established by the General Assembly through Resolution 13(1). DPI has employed many different forms of communication tools such as radio, television, and the Internet to promote greater global awareness and to better convey the mission and work of the UN. The United Nations News Centre and Information Centers (UNICs) are all under the management of the Department of Public Information.
DPI is also the key liaison between the United Nations and civil society. In 1968, the Economic and Social Council in Resolution 1297 called on DPI to connect with NGOs in order to provide information services and disseminate information about issues on the UN’s agenda. Although DPI does not explicitly state its commitment to gender mainstreaming, it has developed an Action Plan regarding Security Council Resolution 1325 for 2008/2009.
Source: Department of Public Information
For more information, please visit the DPI's official website.