In a rapidly evolving media environment, accurate information and responsible, accessible reporting on global development issues is more important than ever. It helps drive public discussion, mobilizes new constituencies for change, and strengthens accountability that can accelerate action.
The UN Foundation’s Global Bureau program offers journalists from all over the world the resources and opportunities to increase and improve coverage of the UN’s role in driving global progress through the Sustainable Development Goals.
Since 2015, we have partnered with media organizations to run training programs for over 2,500 journalists, providing in-depth information on global development trends, briefings from UN officials and experts, and practical skills and story ideas. We also offer regular fellowships that connect journalists to the work of the UN at major moments throughout the year, such as the General Assembly, and issue-specific conferences.
In 2017, the Global Bureau project helped train over 500 journalists across 18 countries. Those reporters went on to produce more than 150 pieces of original content focused on global development issues. Our annual report features the activities and partners who helped make this happen.