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Maher Nasser

Director of the Outreach Division
Department of Public Information, United Nations

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Episode Summary
In Episode 15 of the Professional Development Series,  Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI) joins co-host Alistair Edgar, to discuss the work of UN-DPI and its future priorities. What is the structure and and mission of the Outreach Division? What programs and resources of the Outreach Division link to university level scholars and institutions? What is the Dag Hammarskjold Library, along with the UN library network and what are its unique functions or utilities? What information can be provided on the DPI-NGO Annual Conference, “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda” and how does the DPI continue to work with NGO networks? How has the DPI modernized the way it distributes information? What is the Creative Community Outreach Initiative? What is Academic Impact?

Additional Resources
Dag Hammarskjöld Library
UN Academic Impact
65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference
United Nations Department of Public Information 
UNDPI NGO Relations 

About Maher Nasser
Mr. Maher Nasser is the Director of the Outreach Division in the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York. Prior to assuming his current post , Mr. Nasser was the Director of the United Nations Information Service in Vienna from July 2008 and Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Cairo from January 2006. Before joining DPI in 2006, Mr. Nasser was the Chief of the New York Liaison Office for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. He also worked for UNRWA, in Vienna and Amman from 1996 to April 2001.

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Feature Photo Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Recorded May 2014