UNRIC Creativity


UNRIC 10 Years of Creativity

In order to inform, but also engage, the European public in the work of the United Nations, we decided, in 2007, to launch an annual European public information campaign choosing the most relevant theme for our European audience from the UN’s priorities for that year, but also taking into account the priorities of our governmental, institutional and civil society partners. In 2008, we chose the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and KnowYourRights2008 became our first campaign.

The UN’s Climate Change Conference, held in December 2009, in Copenhagen was the setting for our second campaign entitled CoolPlanet2009.

In 2010 we marked the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Declaration and highlighted the Millennium Development Goals by organizing our first UN European Ad Competition - WeCanEndPoverty2010.

The birth of UN-Women in 2011 was the perfect opportunity for UNRIC to show its support by launching a second Ad Competition and fourth public information campaign - Create4theUN: Say No to Violence Against Women 2011. And in 2012 Rio+20 is the natural choice and we have chosen "Water" as the main theme.

In a nutshell

A short presentation about our work since 2004.


MULTILINGUALISM - Working in 13 languages

map marker


The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) is organized into nine geographical & thematic desks and a library. UNRIC works with all stake holders in Europe - the European Union institutions, governments, all segments of the civil society and of course the media.



The UNRIC website is operational in 13 languages of the region: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.



A Reference Library, open to the public, maintains a collection of UN documents and publications in English, French and Spanish, as well as information materials available in other Western European languages.


Working with UN Thematics






Illustration of our work since 2004

  1. Climate Changeto be launched Sep 2014 · Climate Actions
  2. Think Eat SaveApr 2013 to Jun 2013 · Think Eat Save Nordic Ad Competition />
  3. Drop by DropMay 2012 to Sep 2012 · Water and RIO +20
  4. No to Violence Against WomenApr 2011 to Nov 2011 · UN Women & Violence
  5. We can end PovertyApr 2010 to Dec 2010 · MDG's Illustration
  6. CoolPlanet Feb 2009 to Dec 2009 · COP15 & Climate Changes
  7. KnowYourRightsApr 2008 to Dec 208 · Human Rights Illustration
  8. Ciné ONU Jan 2007 to present · Ciné-ONU One Film, One Un Theme, One Debate
  9. FUN (Friends of the UN)Mar 2006 to present · Friends of the UN
  10. Launch of New Webiste Jan 2005 to present · Website in 13 languages
  11. Creation of the CentreJan 2004 to present · UNRIC


Media Partners new