As world leaders gathered in New York late last month for the United Nations General Assembly, top journalists gathered in the city for the UN Foundation’s 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship. The program provided the fellows with the latest information on pressing global issues, while also offering first-person access to high-level experts and policymakers.
As the media landscape changes, one thing remains the same: Nothing can replace the insight and understanding that takes place when journalists get into the room with key global decision-makers. This is certainly true with these fellows, who have written interesting and important stories on issues from maternal health to climate change to how UN agencies are supporting Syrian refugees.
Check out some of their stories we are reading.
- World Food Programme beefing up its Syria program by Tom Watkins, CNN
- Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature by Tabby Biddle, Huffington Post
- Activist Malala Yousafzai tweets for education by Larisa Epatko, PBS Newshour
- World Pulse’s “web” of women keeps growing by Larisa Epatko, PBS Newshour
- Instagramming after hours at the United Nations by Sonia Narang, PRI’s The World
- It’s Official: Sustainability Will Be Included in the Post 2015 Development Agenda by Mark Goldberg, UN Dispatch
- How to End Child “Death Clustering” by Mark Goldberg, UN Dispatch
- Millennium Development Goals: When Failure Means Success by Marissa Miley, Global Post
- Maternal Health RXs Pour Out During U.N. Meeting by Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, informed by Juhie Bhatia, Women’s eNews
- Refugee School Girls in Jordan Sing Lyrics of Loss by Dominique Soguel, informed by Juhie Bhatia, Women’s eNews