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April 28, 2016 07:00 ET

Digital Media Zone Launched as a New Way of Reporting on the United Nations High Level Meetings

A New Way to Communicate What Is Happening at the UN -- the Digital Media Zone Is a Bridge Between the UN and the General Public, Translating High Level Diplomatic Discussions Into an Engaging Conversation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 28, 2016) - From April 19th until April 22nd, PVBLIC together with the Office of the President of the General Assembly hosted a Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in parallel to the high-level meetings at the United Nations, where media influencers, bloggers, and journalists from around the world engaged in active discussions related to the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change. The Digital Media Zone Team hosted a live broadcast on April 21st together with UN TV. Partners present at the event conducted interviews and produced relevant content to engage with the online audience.

On April 21st the Digital Media Zone reported about the High Level Thematic Debate on the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft. This event served to significantly increase international awareness and political momentum around the implementation of the SDGs. It brought together global political, business and civil society leaders in New York to focus on kick-starting the SDG implementation. It also addressed the synergy between the COP21 outcome and the 2030 Agenda. Leaders were offered a platform to catalyse action, discuss concrete steps forward and mobilize potential implementation partners. Forest Whitaker -- Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation for UNESCO and SDG Advocate and Leonardo DiCaprio -- UN Messenger of Peace, addressed the General Assembly on Thursday and Friday.

The following day, on April 22nd, Leaders from 175 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on climate change as the landmark deal took a key step forward. To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony took place on the first day that the Agreement opened for signatures, and marked the first step toward ensuring that the Agreement enters into legal force as quickly as possible.

Media and partners at the Digital Media Zone included: Connect 4 Climate, UN Foundation, UN Development Programme, Mashable, +Social Good, Now This Media, UN Radio, SDG Action Campaign, AIESEC International and Origin Magazine.

Most interviews and summaries from the Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony and the High Level Thematic Debate on the Achievement of the SDGs are available on the Digital Media Zone official YouTube Channel.

The Digital Media Zone was made possible with the generous support of The Toolbox, Qualcomm, Noa, and El Voyage.

About PVBLIC Foundation:
PVBLIC Foundation is an innovative non-profit media organization that harnesses the power of media to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. We utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes and help non-profits amplify their message. At PVBLIC, we believe that media is the new currency. @PVBLICF or visit

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Contact Information

  • Media contacts
    Dan Thomas
    President of the UN General Assembly
    T: +1 917 225 1913,

    Digital Media Zone powered by PVBLIC Foundation
    Karolina Piotrowska
    PVBLIC Foundation