The United Nations Information Centre Prague (UNIC)

Contacts


People

Michal Broža

Head of Office

Šárka Svobodová

Public Information Assistant

Petr Lobotka

Administration and finance

Helena Budilová

Intern

The United Nations Information Centre Prague (UNIC) forms part of a global information network for the United Nations. It provides information about the activities, as well as the priority objectives of the organization, including specialized agencies and programs; has the role of representing the UN Secretariat in the Czech Republic; and builds partnerships with Government, state institutions, non-governmental organizations, schools, media and the private sector. As one of the first “branches” of the United Nations, UNIC Prague was founded in 1947. 

What We Do

The UN has a global network of information centers in 63 countries, spreading across all continents. Their task is to inform about the activities of all organisations in the UN system. This is done through the website osn.cz, profiles on Facebook and Twitter, the YouTube channel, a library with thousands of publications and magazines on the UN, research services, workshops and thematic debates, press conferences, educational programs, exhibitions, publications, information campaigns… The UNIC Prague is currently the representative office of the UN Secretariat in the Czech Republic.

For Schools

Explore the world and understand its context

Educational programs run at UNIC Prague. Lasting 60-90 minutes, they are especially for students of secondary schools and universities, as well as for other interest groups, e.g. teachers, workers from the non-governmental sector, etc. Participants are familiarized with the structure and functioning of the UN and its role in important global issues. The program includes screenings of documentary films, discussions, quizzes and games.
For non-profit organizations
We establish partnerships with organizations whose activities are related to the topics, objectives and principles of the United Nations. UNIC collaborates with nonprofit organizations who work on issues and projects relating to human rights, environmental protection, climate change, sustainable development, peace and security issues, poverty and other areas. The United Nations provides formal backing for the most interesting projects to use space in the center of Prague on seminars, workshops, conferences, discussions and screenings.

We offer

  • Use of a spacious multipurpose room (up to 40 participants) on weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00
  • Variable adaptation of the room (tables and chairs)
  • Use of the facilities to prepare coffee, tea and small snacks

  • Use of technical equipment – projector, screen, sound room, notebook, and flipchart

We Expect

  • For the events and projects to be directly related to the activities and objectives of the United Nations

  • Commissioning and support of the UN logo on the invitations and related materials

  • Professional and dignified course of action, as well as basic cleaning afterwards

  • The establishment of long-term cooperation

If interested, please contact us at [email protected] or call +420 255 711 645

Job opportunities and internships

UN Careers

Official pages of the United Nations: UN Careers

UN Volunteers

Official pages of the United Nations: UN Volunteers

Internship at UNIC in Prague

Internships at UNIC

UNIC offers unpaid internships to college students who are in their professional lives and want to apply predominantly in the areas of information services, media and international relations.

Prerequisites:
  • Excellent knowledge of Czech and English
  • The ability to work on PC (MS Office, basic knowledge of HTML, information retrieval)
  • A solid understanding of the internet and social networks
  • Independence
  • Organisational skills
  • Interest in the activities of the United Nations
Duration:
  • At least 4 months

The work involves helping to organise information campaigns and public events (seminars, press conferences, presentations, etc.), information activities (short translations, adding information on the web, proofreading and rewriting texts, sending invitations and press releases) and assistance in ensuring standard office operations.

For those who are interested, please visit https://careers.un.org/ or follow our social media for current vacancies.

Visit the UN Headquarters in New York

Since its establishment in 1945, the UN New York stands as the principal headquarters for the United Nations. The United Nations building in Manhattan on the East River waterfront is home to the organization’s top major organs: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, and finally the UN Secretariat which is headed by the Secretary General. Only the last of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, is based in The Hague, Netherlands.

Visit the United Nations in Vienna

Vienna, along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, holds one of the main bases for the United Nations. The Vienna International Centre (VIC) was opened in August 1979. It groups together many important organizations and programs of the United Nations.

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UN Information Centre Prague

Železná 24, 110 00
Praha 1

Staff

Michal Broža

Head of Office

Šárka Svobodová
Public Information Assistant
Petr Lobotka

Administration and finance

Latest articles and events

Activities and objectives of the UN Representation in the Czech Republic

History, structure, funding and more about the UN

Complete translation and graphic documentation in Czech

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