UNRIC Projects

UNRIC works with partners, including from the European institutions, member states, academic institutions, civil society, young people, the private sector, UN entities and more.

The goal of the projects is to strengthen knowledge about the work of the United Nations, enhance understanding of core UN values and improve the ability of the UN and its partners to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind.

SDG Media Compact

Cultural projects

Civil Society

Private Sector

SDG Media Compact

Launched in September 2018, the SDG Media Compact seeks to advance awareness of sustainability issues among the media and entertainment companies. This compact gathers 65 members of committed media companies who are reaching out to their audiences on SDGs in various ways.

UNRIC projects logo for the Brussels-based Association of Commercial Television

The Brussels-based Association of Commercial Television (ACT) represents the interests of 29 leading commercial broadcasters in 37 European countries. In November 2020, ACT will organize its 30th anniversary with a keynote speech from a UN representative on how the ambassadors can play a role to promote and implement the SDGs.

Athina 9.84 is the official radio station of Athens, Greece. In 2018, the radio station started a series of radio programs entitled “Athens has Goals”, which are focused on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The radio broadcasts presented and analyzed each Goal individually by alternating guests and speakers.

UNRIC Projects: Athina 9.84 radio presenters and UNRIC Greece's desk officer, Dimitrios Fatouros, at Athens Radio station, Greece.
UNRIC Projects: Kathimerini, Greek language daily newspaper, logo.

Kathimerini is a daily newspaper published in Athens in the Greek language, as well as in an abridged English-language edition.

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) is a fully integrated broadcasting, streaming and content production company.

UNRIC Projects: Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), logo.
UNRIC Projects: Reed MIDEM MipTV event

In April 2020, Reed Midem (member of Reed Exhibitions) and its world television market MIP TV will organize the first “MIPTV SDG Media Award”. This award will be presented by a UN representative and given to an innovative TV channel producer in the field of sustainability.

Sky, Europe’s largest media company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. In 2017, the British company launched Sky Ocean Rescue, to help stop our oceans from drowning in plastic. Sky has committed to removing single-use plastic from its business and supply chain by 2020.

UNRIC Projects: Sky Ocean Rescue's plastic whale
UNRIC Projects: Sound Diplomacy founder in front of office in London

Sound Diplomacy is a UK-based global strategic consultancy that helps clients achieve economic growth through music. Sound Diplomacy, in collaboration with UNRIC, is developing a series of panels on SDGs at popular European festivals.

The Smurfs is a franchise of characters initially created for comics by the Belgian artist Peyo in 1958. The Smurfs promote the SDGs of the United Nations in various activities and programs for families and general public.

UNRIC Projects: Smurfs carrying SDG flags

Cultural projects

UNRIC Projects: Bai Kamara, UN Human Rights Day concert at BOZAR, Brussels

The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, referred to as “BOZAR”, is a prestigious partner of a series of United Nations events and regular Ciné-ONU screenings to highlight selected International Days such as the International Women’s Day (March 8th) and the Human Rights Day (December 10th).

CINEMA GALERIES, in the Center of Brussels, offers a wide programme of exhibitions dedicated to independent cinema and contemporary art. CINEMA GALERIES is hosting regular film screenings and debates in partnership with the United Nations, such as the documentary film JANE by Brett Morgen, which was attended by Jane Goodall.

UNRIC Projects: Jane Goodall at Ciné-ONU screening of JANE, at Cinéma Galeries

Civil Society

50 million scouts represent the world’s largest coordinated youth organization. They encourage values such as solidarity and tolerance. Together with UNRIC, the Scouts contribute to a better sustainable world and raise awareness about the 17 SDGs and how young people can help implementing them without leaving anyone behind.

UNRIC Projects: UNRIC with Scouts manning the joint SDG stand

Private Sector

UNRIC Projects: UNRIC and Microsoft organisers at #MakeWhatNext event

The multinational technology company partnered with UNRIC to empower young women to embrace the digital revolution in order to play an active part in the future world. Together with UNRIC, MICROSOFT has organized film screenings, debates and workshops to highlight the international Girls in ICT Day in April among others.