United Nations Foundation Announces Fourth Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

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Fellowship during UN Week in New York City to provide access to global leaders and experts on humanitarian, development and security challenges around the world.

Today, the UN Foundation announced its fourth annual fellowship for journalists interested in learning and reporting on global issues when leaders gather in New York City for the UN General Assembly in September.

This 4-day fellowship, from September 22-25, will bring together journalists with a shared interest in global health issues and international development. Fellows will have exclusive access to country leaders, UN experts, and NGO representatives, to support reporting on the events and announcements made during UN Week.

“From New York to Nigeria, it’s clear now more than ever that our economies, health, and security are linked,” says Aaron Sherinian, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations at the UN Foundation. “This fellowship will provide journalists with access to global leaders and experts for a behind-the-scenes view of how governments and organizations around the world work together to advance development for us all.”

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this fellowship is designed to foster participants’ understanding and facilitate reporting of the issues surrounding international development and global health, and will provide the exclusive opportunity for fellows to participate in on- and off-the-record issue briefings, roundtables, and conversations with experts and high-level officials.

This fellowship is intended for reporters who do not have regular access to key UN experts, but are interested in global health, international development, and the United Nations. Special consideration will be given to journalists whose portfolios include global health or foreign affairs.

Applications to apply for the fellowship are due by July 19, 2013. For more information about how to apply for the press fellowship, please visit: http://www.unfoundation.org/fellowship.


About United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

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