From Beirut to Milan, United Nations launches series of timely conversations on local solutions to global challenges
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At this year’s UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which takes place from 6 to 15 July, the UN SDG Media Zone, a global platform for dynamic conversations co-curated with media organizations on all things sustainable development, will launch a series of local and regional conversations under its new sub-brand, SDG Media Zone +.
The new platform was created to highlight issues unique to local communities and showcase scalable local solutions to global challenges through inspiring conversations between community change-makers and experts. Anchored on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SDG Media Zone + conversations will take viewers around the globe through the lens of those transforming the world – one country and community at a time.
The SDG Media Zone, established in 2016 to mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs, is an initiative of the UN Department of Global Communications, created in collaboration with the Pvblic Foundation. It brings together voices from the UN System and partners, amplified through media alliances, including with the members of the SDG Media Compact.
All SDG Media Zone + sessions will be available on UN Web TV. Please join the conversation online using the hashtag #SDGLive.