Thursday, 08 October 2015

UN in your language

United Nations Handbook 2015-16 iTunes and Android

UNHandbook-picThe United Nations Handbook, along with its mobile app, is designed to be an accessible guide to the complex UN system for those working with or within the UN.

The handbook summarises all UN organisations and provides essential information about their aims, structures, and membership.

New Zealand has demonstrated its long-standing commitment and practical support for the United Nations by producing the UN Handbook since 1961.

Mobile app available to download

The UN Handbook was made available as a mobile app in 2013 to make the content more useable and accessible. An updated version of the app is now available.

Features of the updated UN Handbook app

  • New 2015-16 content
  • Inline linking for footnotes making it easier to view additional information
  • Links in text allow the user to view other sections in the Handbook without losing current page
  • Updated for the latest versions of iOS and Android
  • Improved loading speeds

Features of the updated UN Handbook app

  • Search the UN Handbook and see results listed by relevancy
  • Quickly access lists of acronyms and abbreviations
  • Bookmark regularly read information
  • Go to websites, phone a UN office or email a UN contact – the app is integrated with your smartphone or tablet
  • Browse all content with the easy-to-use navigation
  • Maps of UN buildings around the world can link to your favourite maps app for directions
  • Access information in offline mode

Available through iTunes and Android.

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