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United Nations Regional Information Centre
Liaison Office in Germany (UNRIC)


The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) in Brussels and its German Liaison Office in Bonn serve as a contact point for the United Nations. UNRIC was opened in 2004 and is part of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York. UNRIC is the public voice of the United Nations in Western Europe. It provides information and documentation to 22 countries in this region, namely Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom UNRIC liaises as well with the institutions of the European Union.

The Centre is the link to the United Nations for the media, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions and the general public. The Centre focuses public attention on major United Nations operations, including peacekeeping, development cooperation, human rights, humanitarian relief assistance, environment and sustainable development. It also seeks to promote the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. UNRIC holds press conferences, publishes information material and organises information programmes. It distributes major UN reports and documents press kits, posters, fact sheets and brochures. A reference library in Brussels, open to the public, maintains a collection of UN documents and publications in English, French, Spanish and German, as well as information materials in other Western European languages.

UNRIC operates a website in 13 languages, with links to other UN-related sites. Each language section of UNRIC’s site gives information about the most important current UN-related events, activities and observances.

(Source: Common Information Unit of the UN Organizations in Bonn)

UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228 - 81 52 77 3 or 81 52 77 4

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Last update: July 31, 2013



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