Deadline: July 6, 2018
Apply for the United Nations Foundation Press Fellowship to UN General Assembly Week in New York on September 23, 2018. This is an opportunity to attend the largest annual gathering of heads of states and ministers. Good news!
Selected journalists will have the opportunity to attend the largest annual gathering of heads of state and ministers at the 73rdGeneral Assembly and will take part in exclusive briefings with experts and senior officials working to address pressing global issues and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Programming will take place in New York City during the week of September 23.
This year’s UN General Assembly will take place at a critical time, when challenges to peace, security and development are increasingly interconnected. More than 65 million people have fled their homes due to violence and disaster, while intensified conflicts in countries including Myanmar, Nigeria and Yemen mean 11 million more people faced severe food insecurity in 2017 than the year before. There are threats to global health, with new drug-resistant infections including gonorrhea, Ebola resurfacing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and tuberculosis exacerbated by poverty in Venezuela. Meanwhile the effects of climate change exacerbate poverty, health and migration challenges, with extreme monsoons in South Asia leaving over 900,000 Rohingya refugees vulnerable to diseases like cholera.
The UN Foundation’s press fellowship will offer direct access to experts in specially-convened briefings and at events. Additional events taking place during UN Week include the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and high-level meetings on tuberculosis and peacekeeping. Journalists will also attend the one-day Social Good Summit.
Participants will receive a stipend to cover travel costs.
- The fellowship is intended for journalists interested in the work of the United Nations to address global issues.
- They welcome applications from journalists filing across all platforms, both traditional and digital.
Please email electronic versions of the following to [email protected].
- Cover letter
- Related writing samples
Application deadline: July 6, 2018. For more information, please contact Serena Jiwani at [email protected].
For more information, visit UN Foundation Press Fellowship.