DPI / NGO Briefings 2016

The UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) conducts (almost) weekly briefings for NGOs. These take place at the UN and are often (but not always) video-taped so those unable to attend can review the materials.

The briefings cover a variety of topics and often focus on key UN events or meetings about to take place.

DPI – NGO Briefings are very helpful to attend for those new to the UN so they can begin to get a handle on a range of issues, the evolution of agendas, the language, concepts and manner in which the UN works, and so on.

These are more “information out” events, consistent with the mandate of DPI to expand public understanding of the United Nations and its work.


Briefing Schedule

NOTE:Not all meetings listed on this schedule will be webcast.

10th. Nov 2016: DPI/NGO Briefing: NGO Partners and Resources: A Global Grassroots Approach to Education for All


Briefing entitled “NGO Partners and Resources: A Global Grassroots Approach to Education for All”, organized by the NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI).

3rd Nov 2016: DPI/NGO Youth-led Briefing: "1+4=16 Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace"


Briefing entitled “1 + 4 = 16 – Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace” (co-organized by the NGO Relations Youth Group and NGO Relations and Advocacy, and Special Events Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI)).

27th. Oct 2016: DPI/NGO Briefing: One-on-One Conversation with Cristina Gallach (UN Under-Secretary-General)


One-on-One Conversation with Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

1st Jun 2016: 66th UN DPI / NGO Conference (Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, 30 May-1 June 2016) - Wrap-Up


This is a wrap-up video of the 66th UN DPI / NGO Conference that took place in Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) from the 30 May to 1 June 2016.
A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – has been adopted on 1 June. The newly adopted Action Plan includes a series of concrete measures for NGOs around the world to jump-start implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the grass roots level.

28th Apr 2016: DPI/NGO Briefing: Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together


Organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI), in collaboration with the Youth Subcommittee to the sixty-sixth DPI/NGO Conference.

29th Mar 2016: Town Hall Meeting with NGOs


Town Hall Meeting with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the Conference of the Department of Public Information for Non-governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO).

29th Mar 2016: 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference, Briefing to Member States


Briefing to Member States on the Conference of the Department of Public Information for Non-governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) (organized by the Department of Public Information (DPI)).

24th Mar 2016: DPI/NGO Briefing: Mentoring Girls and Boys for Sustainable Communities


This briefing will highlight the importance of mentoring girls and boys in support of achieving gender equality and lifelong learning in communities around the world to bolster the success of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

4th Mar 2016: (Part 3) DPI/NGO Relations - Annual Orientation Programme


(Part 3) Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organizations Annual Orientation Programme.

3rd Mar 2016: (Part 2) DPI/NGO Relations - Annual Orientation Programme


(Part 2) Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organizations Annual Orientation Programme.

3rd Mar 2016: (Part 1) DPI/NGO Relations - Annual Orientation Programme


(Part 1) Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organizations Annual Orientation Programme.

18 Feb 2016: The Refugee Crisis: Rethinking and Strengthening the Response


Organized by the NGO Relations Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI).

4th February 2016: Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session

3rd February 2016: Commission for Social Development, Fifty-fourth Session

28th January 2016: The Future of Holocaust Education

Share This