17 Goals to Transform Our World

Since 2016, the SDG Media Zone has been one of the main features of the UN General Assembly high-level week, bringing together UN Member States, content creators, influencers, activists and media partners to highlight actions and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through impactful in-depth interviews, panel discussions and Ted-style talks, the SDG Media Zone takes the conversation on advancing the 2030 Agenda out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse.



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SDG Media Zone during the UN General Assembly 23-27 September 2019

For the fourth year in a row, the SDG Media Zone will bring 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 will host 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 will focus 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 will be located on the UN Visitors’ Plaza. The full programme will be available on this site in early September.


Action for people and planet

World leaders will gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly which opens on 17 September. This year, in addition to the general debate, leaders will participate 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 (23 to 27 September), please visit 2019 Summits Week.

Past SDG Media Zones