SDG Media Zone
16-20 January 2022 | UN Hub, Dubai Expo, UAE

The SDG Media Zone at the Dubai Expo
will take place from 16 – 20 January 2022 at the UN Hub. Hosted by the United Nations and in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation and media partners, the SDG Media Zone aims to take the conversation on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse.

Through a live format of interviews and panel discussions, the SDG Media Zone brings together UN principals, influencers, and industry leaders to talk about innovative solutions and initiatives that address global challenges, such as inequalities, climate change and gender disparity.



  • Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, UN
  • Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the UN at Expo
  • Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Michael Hadaad, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action

16 Jan | SDGs Decade of Delivery
17 Jan | Climate Action
18 Jan | Innovation
19 Jan | Gender Equality
20 Jan | Misinformation

Discussions will centre around key themes which include SDG Action, Gender Equality, Food Security, Climate Change, Inequalities and Misinformation.

16 January | Decade of Action: Driving Sustainable Recovery from the Pandemic
Time: 10AM | Location: Expo Media Centre

  • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • H.E. Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, UAE
  • Host: Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the UN at Expo2022

16 January | Good Food for People and Planet
Time: 10:30 AM  | Location: UN Hub

  • Paul Newnham, Director, SDG 2 Advocacy Hub 
  • Arthur Potts Dawson, Chef
  • Grace Ramirez, Chef
  • Host: Nada Farhat, Al Arabiya News

17 January | Changemakers: Individual action for the SDGs
Time: 10:00 AM  | Location: UN Hub

  • Michael Haddad, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action
  • Host: Jayashri Wyatt, Special Projects Manager, Outreach Division, UN Department of Global Communications

18 January | COP26 Reflections: Accelerating the Path Forward
Time: 10AM | Location: UN Hub

  • Sanda Ojiambo, CEO, UN Global Compact
  • Alexis Lecanuet, Regional Managing Director for Middle East, Accenture
  • Host: Nada Farhat, Al Arabiya News 

18 January | Innovating for the SDGs
Time: 10:30 AM | Location: UN Hub

  • Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change 
  • Vladislav Kaim, UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change
  • Host: AY Young, SDG Young Leader 

19 January | A Storied Relationship: UN & UAE
Time: 10AM | Location: UN Hub

  • Dena Assaf, UN Resident Coordinator for the UAE
  • Host: Abu Dhabi Media 

19 January | Rewriting the Narrative: Women’s Visions
Time: 11:00AM | Location: UN Hub

  • Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice President, Costa Rica
  • Host: Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

20 January | Misinformation – Truth Over Headlines
Time: 10AM | Location: UN Hub

  • Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, UN

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