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Surveillance technologies must not undermine freedom of expression – UN expert

From the UN News Centre: “Freedom of expression cannot be ensured without respect to privacy in communications,” said Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, presenting to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council his report on the implications of State surveillance on human rights. “Concerns about national security and criminal […]

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Celebrate your users!

Dag Hammerskjold Library has created an  map that focuses on United Nations research.  Researchers can tell their story and share what information they have found at a UN information center and add it to the interactive Findery map.  Combining GIS with user behavior, the UN Finderly map can also help […]

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Valuing the United Nations

The following op-ed from the online forum Project Syndicate caught my eye today. If you haven’t heard of  the site I recommend it for its thoughtful and well-written analysis of global economic and political issues written by eminent faculty. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/value-for-money-at-the-united-nations-by-gareth-evans The pun on the word “value” in the title is […]

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