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A Newsletter from the UN & NGOs Designers Group Geneva
Visual Communicators Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2019

This is a monthly newsletter from the UN Designers and Visual Communicators Group in Geneva. Drop us a line if you would like to collaborate or share any material for inclusion in this newsletter: info@UNdesigners.org

New meet-up scheduled!  

For those of you working in Geneva, there is a new date to tick in your calendars: Thursday December 12th in 11am at Room XXV of the Palais des Nations will host the next UNDesigners Meet-up, organized in conjunction with UNOG's Perception Change Project. The theme is Communicating in a graphic world, with an specific focus on data visualization. The highlight of the meet-up will be Munich-based data visualization studio KontextLab, who worked on the SDG Mapping website earlier this year. There will be an introductory ice-breaker game followed by an overall discussion about how visuals can benefit communications.
Looking forward to seeing you this December!

Putting UN work on the map

It may not be one of the UN international days, but Geographic Information Systems Day (GIS Day), celebrated on November 13, affects our work. International organizations and NGOs regularly engage their editorial and design teams in complex stories that have a geographical component. The rise of specialized software that allows webpages to be built without specific programming skills has made possible great works that have been already featured in this newsletter, such as the Reuters website on the Rohingya crisis. But what we didn't yet feature was our own take on the very same crisis from UNHCR – Rohingya Refugee Emergency at a Glance – that won the Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest 2018. The project was led by Cédric Vidonne. You can see him explaining it in this video

SDGs in motion 

Creative agency CCCCCCC has came up with Frames for future, an international collaborative animation project highlighting the SDGs. Artists and studios from around the world united together to raise awareness, through art and storytelling, of the biggest global challenges facing humanity today.
This is a great opportunity to check out what is going on in the motion graphics world, as well as take note of ways of visualizing the SDGs.

November Inspiration
A (good) cause
WFP's #StopTheWaste is a social media movement that aims to spotlight food waste and highlight simple solutions we can take to prevent it. All campaign materials can be found here.
An exhibiton
ICRC in-house designer Sarah Roxas has created the identity for Pages, an exhibition that celebrates the 150 years of existence of the longest lasting journal from an international organization.
A campaign
In addition to multilingual posters, factsheets and social media cards, World Toilet day campaign welcomes the new additon of a short interactive game, 'The toilet privilege race'.
A day
December 1st marks World AIDS day. For that purpose, UNAIDS has partnered with designer Andrea Wallace to illustrate this year's theme Communities make the difference. 
A talk
The public talk Usability, Inclusivity, Accessibility will take place at UNOG on November 13. It focuses on ways of designing an open UN for all. Details and registration.
A magazine
Point.51 explores essential contemporary issues across Europe – one at a time. Its first issue was focused on asylum seekers while its second looks at Britain's identity challenges.

Job opportunities

WIPO is looking for a Graphic Designer to work temporally in Geneva until the end of this year. If you are interested please contact here.
UN Gobal Compact Office is looking for a Senior Public Information Officer to be based in NYC 
ISO is looking for a Head of Communciation and Marketing to be based in Geneva
UNHCR is looking for a Head of Global Communications Services to be based in Geneva

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This newsletter has been produced by the UN Designers group, a non-profit organization created with the purpose of raising awareness around design and visual communications in international organizations, as well as help promoting the work done in this field. Our channels are both our physical meetings, usually hosted in UN agencies or other international organizations in Geneva, and this e-newsletter.


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