Partnership story

The United Nations Department of Public Information partners with Royal Air Maroc to spread UN messages

Summary

By: Partnerships Unit, United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)

In June 2013, in an exciting new venture, the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) signed an agreement with the inter-continental Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to offer UNTV, UN Radio and UN Photo products on the airline’s in-flight entertainment system and in-flight magazine, as well as at the airline’s terminals, lounges, and displays.

Since November 2013, passengers on Royal Air Maroc have been able to enjoy a wide array of UN programs including, among others, feature stories from UNTV’s award-winning series 21st Century and UN in Action, reports and features from UN Radio in eight languages, PSAs, and striking images from UN Photo in Royal Air Maroc Magazine.

“We are excited to partner with Royal Air Maroc to spread the UN message,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Director of DPI’s News and Media Division, at the signing ceremony in Casablanca. “This is an example of the innovative ways DPI is raising awareness of UN stories and issues, which is a critical part of our mandate, and among a whole new audience.”

This is the first partnership between DPI and an African and Arab airline carrier, and the second partnership of its kind. Japanese airline All Nippon Airways began offering a UNTV story every month as part of its in-flight video-on-demand service in June 2012.

For more information, please click here or contact Ms. Fang Chen, Chief of Partnerships Unit, United Nations Department of Public Information.