Posted by Sheila Shayon on September 15, 2011 10:50 AM
The United Nations today launches a first-of-its-kind mobile app, bringing the UN's latest news directly to consumers. The app aggregates news feeds from multiple UN agencies and programs to deliver an integrated, real-time stream in six languages.
Users can personalize the app by selecting topic areas and regions of interest to follow, while visually impaired users can use the voice-reader feature.
On hand for the kick-off event today in New York will be Kiyo Akasaka, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, singer-songwriter and UN Messenger for Peace Stevie Wonder and Disney's High School Musical star and UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman.
The app is available on Android and iPhone/iPad and Windows Phone platforms and enables users to support UN Foundation campaigns and programs, including Nothing but Nets, Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Better World Campaign, and the United Nations Association of the USA.
The United Nations Foundation is a public charity created in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from Ted Turner. Its work focuses on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, new energy sources, peace and human rights and innovative technology in the health category.Continue reading...