Past Events


74th UN General Assembly

For the fourth year in a row, the SDG Media Zone brought transformative ideas and change - making initiatives to audiences at the United Nations and around the world.

During the high-level week, the SDG Media Zone hosted impactful, dynamic and in-depth conversations with decision-makers, influencers and media partners – live-streamed on UN WebTV and promoted by partnering media organizations. Conversations focused on the main themes of the week – the Sustainable Development Goals, climate action, universal health coverage, financing for development, and Small Island Developing States.

The SDG Media Zone was located on the UN Visitors’ Plaza.


Action for people and planet

World leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which opened on 17 September. This year, in addition to the general debate, leaders participated in a series of summits and high-level meetings to boost action on climate change and accelerate progress on sustainable development, aimed at securing healthy, peaceful and prosperous lives for all. For an overview of the General Assembly’s high-level week (21 to 27 September), please visit 2019 Summits Week.



Videos from UN WebTV


(Part 1) SDG Media Zone, United Nations Youth Climate Summit (21 September 2019)

(Part 2) SDG Media Zone, United Nations Youth Climate Summit (21 September 2019)

(Part 3) SDG Media Zone, United Nations Youth Climate Summit (21 September 2019)

Conversation with Climate Advocates

Early Childhood Development in Emergencies – Small Asks for Big Impact

Sustainable, Climate-conscious and Delicious Food

Climate Science: From the Height to the Depth of Earth

Universal Health Coverage: Accountability to Ensure Health for All

Conservation in a Changing Climate

Climate Change and its Impact on our Health

Affordable and Clean Energy

Climate Hour at the United Nations: Interview with Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer, L’Oréal

Climate Hour at the United Nations: Interview with Jesper Brodin, President and CEO, Ingka Group

Climate Hour at the United Nations: Interview with Lise Kingo, CEO, UN Global Compact

Ahlan Simsim: Helping Children Cope with the Syria Crisis

Climate and Conservation

Hello Kitty for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Search for Peace and Justice: Female Perspectives

Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change, SDGs and Children’s Rights

How to Communicate the SDGs in Alternative Ways

Individual Action on Climate

Consuming and Producing Responsibly Requires Cruelty Free Supply Chains

Advocating for Climate Justice

Sustainable Fashion

Science for Achieving Sustainable Development: Findings from a Global Report on SDGs

Climate, Hunger and Conflict

Media’s Role in Crossing Divides

Future Island Nation

#WriteTheWrong of the Global Education Crisis

World’s Largest Lesson in Nigeria

Launch of the Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies

SDG 16+ Community

Disinformation and the Media

Leadership for the SDGs

SDG Correspondents

Digital Technology and Impact on Women

Solutions Journalism: Reporting on the SDGs

New York City Climate Week

Youth Voices on the Climate Action and Financing Nexus

Spotlight Initiative

For People and the Planet

The Blue Economy

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Building Private Sector Partnerships for SDGs in the Caribbean

An Ocean of Change

Conversation with Taitana Valovaya

Young Innovators for the SDGs

Interactive Engagement for Climate Action

Hitting the Right Note for Sustainable Development