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United Nations Foundation Announces Seventh Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

New York, New York —   August 3, 2016

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City provides exclusive access to global experts, with focus on where we stand on the new Sustainable Development Goals, the refugee crisis, global health challenges, and climate change post the Paris Agreement

The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its seventh annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the High-Level Summit on Managing Movements of Migrants and Refugees, and the 2016 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, development, and global health.

This 4-day fellowship, held September 17-20, will have a special focus on global health and development, climate change, and refugees. It will also include access to the 2016 Social Good Summit, during which fellows will have the opportunity to interact with influential leaders and experts dedicated to development-related causes.

“This September is a milestone moment for the world, as communities come together to discuss global priorities,” said Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at the UN Foundation. “This fellowship offers the unique chance for journalists to hear directly from global health and development experts on 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 health, climate change or foreign affairs.

For more information about how to apply for the UN Foundation 2016 Fellowship Program, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPKH2QX.

Application deadline: August 19th, 2016.