Every year, what is known as the UNGA takes place at the United Nations headquarters in NewYork. According to this simple definition from wikipedia, ‘The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA or GA) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.’ The General Assembly is usually a major event that brings global leaders from around the world to join UN member nations in deliberating the state of the world. Each year has a focus and a theme, and leaders make decisions and sign agreements to move an agenda forward. Global citizens attend to get their voices heard , get first hand educated on global issues and participate in different capacities pushing their causes forward.
TANTV has been a media stakeholder covering the last four years of the UNGA. Our strong area has been our level of engagement with the events that happen during the high level week. From covering the SDG MEDIA ZONE to the Social Good Summit, Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers and other events, we manage to stay on top of the impactful stories that come out during the week. The most interesting aspect of our presence at these events is the diversity of individuals, companies and initiatives we get to interact with.
THE SDGs are the 17 sustainable development Goals agreed upon by the United Nations member nations in 2015. The goal is targeted to be achievable by 2030. We have interviewed interesting forces of impact and changemakers. Here are some of our interviews with them.
Below is a short list of our SDG-UNGA FORCES OF IMPACT
Andy Rabens: Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues at U.S. Department of State
Sonita Alizadeh : Afghan Rapper Activist amplifying the issue of child marriage on stages all around the world
ANN ROSENBERG : Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen
Kerry Bannigan: Founding member of the SDG Media Zone, Executive Producer in partnership with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Foundation and the PVBLIC Foundation.
Mara Hoffman: Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Designer
Kathy Calvin: United Nations Foundation former President
Emmanuel Nyame: Activist & Humanitarian | Creating value and leaving lasting footprints
Kait Parker: Atmospheric scientist for Weather.com and The Weather Channel app
Raymundo Tamayo : Senior Manager of Advocacy and Partnerships at the World Organization Scout Movement!
Ms. Alison Smale of the United Kingdom became Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at the UN on 1 September 2017.