n2437948035_8275As part of a larger, improved communications initiative by the Department of Public Information, the United Nations launched an updated version of the UN site, co-inciding with the start of the 31st Session of the Committee on Information, and the celebration of World Press Freedom Day. While DPI recognized the importance of “traditional media” channels — such as television and radio — to disseminate information in developing countries, the Department has undertaken other Social Web initatives, including a UN YouTube Channel channel for videos, Flickr for sharing UN photos, and exploring Facebook, Orkut and Twitter, and others.

(NOTE: The mobile version of the new UN site (http://un.org/mobile) is still “in process”)