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United Nations Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City Provides Exclusive Access to Global Experts, with Focus on the New Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health, and Climate Change


New York, NY (July 15, 2015) – The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its sixth annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, and the 2015 Social Good Summit. The fellowship will provide journalists with the latest information on pressing global development issues, giving them the ability to hear directly from top UN, government, and business leaders, and unparalleled access to experts and activists on climate, equality, and global health.

This 4-day fellowship, held September 26-29, will have a special focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change. It will also include access to the 2015 Social Good Summit, during which fellows will have the opportunity to interact with heads of state, business leaders, global development experts, and celebrities dedicated to development-related causes.

“This September is an incredibly important moment as world leaders come together at the UN to adopt new global goals to end extreme poverty, improve health and wellbeing, and protect our planet by 2030,” said Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at the UN Foundation. “This fellowship offers the unique chance for journalists to gain perspective and hear from experts on the issues included in the Sustainable Development Goals—issues that are shaping a new vision for the future and will continue to shape our world over the next 15 years.”

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the fellowship is designed to foster participants’ understanding and facilitate reporting of the issues surrounding international development, climate change and global health. Fellows will participate in on- and off-the-record issue briefings, roundtables, and conversations with experts and high-level officials.

This fellowship is intended for reporters who do not have regular access to key UN experts, but are interested in global issues, climate change, international development, and the United Nations. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include climate change or foreign affairs.

For more information about how to apply for the UN Foundation 2015 Fellowship Program, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL87NQ6.


Application due date: August 7th, 2015.

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About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

 
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