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date: 21 November 2019

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The UN system produces abundant, easily accessible information about itself and about the world at large. The statistics and databases compiled in the UN system help monitor progress on its goals for global economic and social development. Moreover, the UN contributes to knowledge through its training, education, and research initiatives. Academia remains a key producer of knowledge about the UN, and the introduction of the concept of global governance has stimulated a renewed focus on the organization. Today, electronic and social media are important sources of popular knowledge. Despite ‘scandals’ and negative publicity, the UN enjoys public support around the world. There seems to be no firm correlation between popular attitudes and knowledge.

Keywords: knowledge management, media coverage, popular attitudes, research, social media, statistics, training, transparency, global governance, education

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