UN Information Centre (UNIC)

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The UN Information Centre in Sana’a was established in 1994 as a joint cooperation between the Government of Yemen, represented by the Ministry of Information, and the United Nations.

The purpose of the centre is to provide timely information about the work of the United Nations.

The main tasks of the centres is to raise awareness about the UN in Yemen, for example around the releases of UN reports such as the annual Human Development Report. The centre also translates press releases and distributes them to all media outlets in Yemen, especially statements by the UN Secretary-General. The Centre works together with the Yemeni government and UN Agencies to mark international days and occasions, as well as organizing workshops for members of media.

UNIC Sana’a produces a monthly newsletter that covers activities of the UN Agencies accredited to Yemen.

The office also hosts an ‘internet corner’ where researchers and students can learn about the various aspects of the UN.