‘10 Stories The World Should Hear More About’
New List Of ‘10 Stories The World Should Hear More About’ Released At UN
New York, May 15 2006 7:00PM
Aiming to spotlight international issues that deserve greater media attention, the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) today unveiled its annual list of “Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About,” which this year ranges from development challenges facing Liberia as it emerges from conflict to the plight of refugees caught in limbo to the peace-building potential of water as a shared resource.
“In today’s round-the-clock media world, reporters often find themselves flooded with news, and sometimes urgent and important stories are simply overlooked,” Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Shashi Tharoor told the UN News Service.
“Our goal is to draw attention to those stories that must be told,” he stressed.
The annual list draws on extensive consultation with UN departments, field offices and programmes. The order does not reflect any ranking. The 2006 stories are:
The initiative, first launched in 2004, is not meant to be representative of the Organization's agenda. Additional information about the stories is featured on a special Ten Stories web page, <"http://www.un.org/events/tenstories/">www.un.org/events/tenstories.