United Nations, New York, USA, September 26, 2019 – Amir Dossal Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation During the Introduction of SDG Correspondents a New Platform to Bridge the SDGs Conversation and Provide Transparency today at the SDG Media Zone.
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United Nations, October 22, 2019
By Kunzang Lhamo
Launch of SDG Correspondent on 26th September 2019 in New York City.
Amir Dossal, President of Global Partnerships Forum and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation were on the stage Thursday, September 26th to launch the website of SDG correspondents: www.sdgcorrespondents.org , at the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Media Zone, during the fourth day of 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York. SDG Media Zone, one of the main features at the UN General Assembly high-level week, presents interviews, talks and panel discussions on actions and solutions related to Sustainable
Development Goals. The mentioned SDG Media Zone provides a platform where UN member states, activists, content creators, media partners, and influencers can collaborate and highlight the 17 different Sustainable Development Goals that targets global challenges, such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace, and justice.
The new SDG correspondence website is an additional platform that promotes the 17 goals. On the new launched SDG correspondence website, it mentions, “SDG correspondents’ platform is designed to promote SDG and social impact-focused journalism, the reporting of stories around the globe that don’t have a chance to make mainstream media and provide reporters who are mostly in country with a transparent platform to allow their work to be heard.”
During the SDG correspondent launch event at the SDG Media Zone, Amir Dossal, President of Global Partnership Forum, stated, “The SDGs are not just for the UN. They are for everybody. They are for the 7 Billion people on the planet. We need to touch them, but touching them is never easy because there are a number of people who are unconnected using traditional channels.
But at the same time, you need to engage them using innovative collaboration. So, this is the first time, historic for the United Nations, to open its doors to everybody, and ensure that civil society and the private sector have an opportunity to participate, learn, and hear what is going on”. In a one on one interview with Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Chairman of the PVBLIC Foundation, he said the following about the SDG correspondents: “The whole idea and the thesis behind it is to create a platform that allows content creators, journalists, and reporters in the media globally, who are writing about social impact, to come in and come together, and have access to what is coming out of the UN.
It is also about highlighting the leaders in the world of impact who are innovating, whose stories can be then culturally translated locally in different parts of the world”. He also stated that they are currently involved in talking to various organizations with thousands of writers, journalists, and reporters, who are currently reporting good content at the local level but don’t understand what is happening at the UN, and what is happening globally.
He stated that SDG correspondents’ platform aims to create and attract next-generation content creation and partnerships along with promoting the different Sustainable Development Goals