UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Women Deliver in Copenhagen
Fellowship will provide journalists with an in-depth training on the Sustainable Development Goals as well as direct access to experts to foster deeper understanding of the issues facing girls and women around the world
Washington, D.C. — March 29, 2016
The United Nations Foundation today announced an exclusive media training for a select group of U.S.-based journalists from May 14 - 19, 2016. Journalists will attend the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen. Additionally, journalists will take part in comprehensive media trainings on the Sustainable Development Goals, and will dive deeper into issues facing girls and women around the world, specifically sexual and reproductive health and rights, the unique needs of adolescent girls, and importance of gender data.
These media training will offer unparalleled, direct access to development practitioners, young leaders, experts, and advocates in attendance at Women Deliver, the largest gathering on the well-being of girls and women in more than a decade.
In partnership with Women Deliver, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Global Health strategies, the UN Foundation will help to conduct trainings for the selected U.S.-based journalists in addition to journalists from around the world, and local media from Denmark.
“Now, in 2016, gender equality is still not a reality in any country in the world. As we strive for global progress, we need to step up our efforts to fight for girls and women. Women Deliver provides the perfect opportunity to explore the myriad of issues that make it difficult for girls and women to thrive,” said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation.
This fellowship is intended for U.S.-based journalists who have reported on women’s rights issues, specifically sexual and reproductive health and rights, the unique needs of adolescent girls, and gender data, and are interested in the work of the United Nations. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include global health or foreign affairs.
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 .