Ministry of Information & Broadcasting joins SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of SDGs
Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has joined SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is among more than 30 organisations from across the world that have come together to form global media compact.
SDG Media Compact
SDG Media Compact is initiative of United Nations, in collaboration with UN Foundation. It is alliance of news and entertainment media and it is committing to work with United Nations to foster public discourse and spur action on SGDs.
It seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance SDGs adopted by all world leaders at UN in 2015. It encompasses more than 100 media and entertainment outlets.
It is inclusive and aims to embrace media companies from all regions and all platforms. Collectively, its founding members comprise of audience in billions spanning over 80 countries on four continents and many more companies are expected to join.
Participating organizations in the Compact will have opportunity to create content partnerships with UN, whereby international organization will increase its efforts to source and share high-value media content and newsworthy opportunities relating to SDGs.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SDGs are 17 global non-binding goals featuring 169 targets to be implemented from 2015 to 2030. These goals and targets are set of ambitious objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development viz. economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, underpinned by good governance.