In September 2018, the United Nations launched the SDG Media Compact, an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Compact seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance the Goals. The founding members of the SDG Media Compact already comprise an audience in the billions, spanning over 80 countries on 4 continents and many more companies are expected to join.

“Together, we commit to playing our part to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” Olusola Momoh, Chairwoman, Channels Media Group-Nigeria said at the launch event. “We are an alliance of news and entertainment media and we are committing to work with the United Nations to foster public discourse and spur action on the Sustainable Development Goals. We will increase our content on the issues spelled out in the 2030 Agenda and discuss solutions. Where necessary, we will hold Governments to account for the bold promise they have made to their people and to the world.”

The SDG Media Compact is inclusive and aims to embrace media companies from all regions and all platforms. Participating organizations will have the opportunity to create content partnerships with the United Nations, whereby the organization will increase its efforts to source and share high-value media content and newsworthy opportunities relating to the SDGs. Regular monitoring and review meetings will gauge engagement.

The Compact is an initiative of the United Nations, in collaboration with the UN Foundation and with the support of FleishmanHillard.

SDG Media Compact Members

A+E Networks, USA

ACT, Association of Commercial Television in Europe

Al Jadeed TV, Lebanon

Aljoumhouria, Newspaper Lebanon

Annahar Newspaper, Lebanon

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcast Development

Association for International Broadcasting

BNNRC, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

Business Reporter, UK

Channels TV, Nigeria

China Media Group

Cultura Colectiva

Daily Star Newspaper, Lebanon

Daily Tribune Philippines

Deutsche Welle, Germany

Discovery, USA

Eurasia Media Network, Azerbaijan

European Broadcasting Union

Fuji Television, Japan

Gctpnews.org,  Manama

Global GoalsCast

IDN-InDepthNews (Flagship Agency of the International Press Syndicate Group)

Kathimerini, Greece

LBCI TV, Lebanon

Lebanon Files News Website, Lebanon

Naharnet News Website, Lebanon

Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Japan

Nippon TV, Japan

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Reed MIDEM

RLL Radio, Lebanon

RRI, Radio Republic of Indonesia

SBS, Australia

SNJT – Tunisia

Sound Diplomacy

Sudan Vision Newspaper

TASS Foreign Policy Desk, Russia

The Asahi Shimbun, Japan

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia

ThisDay,  Nigeria

TV BRICS, Russia

TVC Communications – Nigeria

VDL Radio, Lebanon

Ziff Davis

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