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World TV Day 2018

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 15:00 / Location: ECOSOC Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York
Tags: UN, United Nations, World TV Day, Television, tv, film, Human Rights, SDGs, sustainable development goals, DPI, Department of Public Information

On 19 November 2018, the Special Events Unit in collaboration with the Creative Community Outreach Initiative and UN Foundation organized a series of interactive discussions to commemorate World Television Day. The event entitled, “Lights, Camera, Action on the SDGs,” showcased video and television productions with both an international reach and content that advances the Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition to sharing their work and connection to the SDGs, the presenters made concrete commitments to further support the Goals.

The event featured:

  • Lynda Lopez, Journalist and ABC News Contributor
  • Mary An, Senior Director, Africa Programs, Sesame Workshop
  • Juan Carlos Borrero & Melodie Carli, Journalists, Producers and Documentary Filmmakers
  • Monique Coleman, Actor, Producer, UN Foundation Girl Up Champion
  • Yoshiko Kobata, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, FUJI Television Network, Inc.
  • James Manos, Jr. Writer, Producer and Director
  • Alex Marin, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Networks, Sony Pictures Television
  • Ian McCue, Executive Producer, Mattel / Thomas & Friends
  • Nabela Noor, Digital Content Creator, Speaker, and Activist


Watch the event HERE.