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Applications invited for journalism fellowships at United Nations Headquarters
TEHRAN, 10 January 2019 (UNIC) - The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
The fellowships are open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the U.N. to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the U.N. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all fellowship recipients must be media professionals.
In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications from nations of the 2018 fellowship recipients: Argentina, India, Kenya and Yemen. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2020.
Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications and given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries.
Fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, as well as the fellowship application, form can be found on the Fund’s web site at www.unjournalismfellowship.org
Although the Fund is based at the U.N., it does not receive financial support from the world organization. The Fund was established as an independent entity by U.N. journalists 56 years ago as a living memorial to the legacy of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjóld. It continues to be operated by U.N. journalists and relies on financial support from U.N. Missions, foundations, organizations and individuals.
The world wins, when international cooperation works-UN Chief
TEHRAN, 30 December 2018 (UNIC) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his 2019 New Year Message said the world wins, when international cooperation works.
Dear fellow citizens of the world,
I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.
Last New Year, I issued a red alert, and the dangers I mentioned still persist. These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test.
Climate change is running faster than we are.
Geo-political divisions are deepening, making conflicts more difficult to resolve.
And record numbers of people are moving in search of safety and protection.
Inequality is growing. And people are questioning a world in which a handful of people hold the same wealth as half of humanity.
Intolerance is on the rise.
Trust is on the decline.
But there are also reasons for hope.
The talks on Yemen have created a chance for peace.
The agreement signed in Riyadh in September between Ethiopia and Eritrea has eased long-running tensions and brought improved prospects to an entire region.
And the agreement between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan has revitalized chances for peace, bringing more progress in the past four months than in the previous four years.
The United Nations was able to bring countries together in Katowice to approve the Work Programme for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Now we need to increase ambition to beat this existential threat.
It’s time to seize our last best chance.
It’s time to stop uncontrolled and spiraling climate change.
In recent weeks, the United Nations also oversaw landmark global agreements on migration and refugees, that will help to save lives and overcome damaging myths.
And everywhere, people are mobilizing behind the Sustainable Development Goals – our global blueprint for peace, justice and prosperity on a healthy planet.
When international cooperation works, the world wins.
In 2019, the United Nations will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for solutions.
We will keep up the pressure.
And we will never give up.
As we begin this New Year, let’s resolve to confront threats, defend human dignity and build a better future -- together.
I wish you and your families a peaceful and healthy New Year.
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