UN Media Advisory
17 to 29 September 2020
This General Assembly, the United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary as well as take stock of progress and challenges since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement for Climate Change in 2015 and the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action in 1995.
The virtual SDG Media Zone will focus on the power of science, solutions and solidarity—through the vision of global leaders and experts at the forefront of global crises and efforts to build back better from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Media Zone will feature three segments—local voices with SDG Media Compact members, special UNGA programming with The Stream/ Al Jazeera English and curtain-raiser interviews—addressing some of the most defining issues of today, including health care and medical interventions, misinformation about science and real solutions, gender equality, climate change and the protection the world’s diminishing biodiversity.
Check out the SDG Media Zone schedule and stay tuned for conversations that matter. The initiative, a prominent platform for a diversity of voices on a wide range of issues since 2016, is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications, in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation.
GLOBAL PROBLEMS, LOCAL SOLUTIONS
17 to 19 September
From Japan to Mexico, UN Information Centres and offices partner with local and regional media organizations, who are members of the SDG Media Compact, to look at how local communities are tackling global problems.
THE STREAM LIVE FROM UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
20 to 23 September
From 20 to 23 September, Al Jazeera English’s award-winning social media show, The Stream, is collaborating with the United Nations to produce a special week of live coverage around the UN General Assembly.
The main episodes will be live on The Stream’s YouTube channel from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST. The daily Instagram live chats will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST. All videos will be available on UN Web TV and SDG Media Zone websites.
FIRST-STORY HIGH-PROFILE INTERVIEWS
24 to 29 September
The SDG Media Zone and UN News co-produce a series of curtain-raiser interviews with prominent leaders and experts on the issues at the heart of the General Assembly and ahead of major meetings during the high-level weeks.