Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Zambia Team Leader Alice Saili has assured Zambian journalists of the United Nations (UN) support especially those reporting on developmental issues.
Speaking during the closing of a two-day media orientation meeting on the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Commitments on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel yesterday, Ms. Saili said the UN considers media practitioners as critical partners in reporting positively on the Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“We assure Zambian journalists of the United Nations (UN) support especially those reporting on developmental issues” Saili said
And United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Communications Officer Lavender Degre implored the media in Zambia to communicate as one on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure consistency of awareness rising across the country.
Ms. Degre also urged journalists to be eyes and ears of beneficiaries to the nation by consistently monitoring Government development plans.
Meanwhile, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Communications Officer Mark Maseko hailed Pan African Radio for setting a precedent by starting a Programme dubbed “KNOW THE SDGs” that raises awareness on Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Maseko urged other Radio Stations in Zambia to emulate Pan African Radio’s initiative of creating a slot that discusses UN developmental plans.
And Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Vimbayi Mukoka during the plenary of mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals said the SGDs Programme on African Radio is a great initiative that shall make a lot of impact.
”We are happy with pan African Radio for setting a precedent by starting a Programme dubbed “KNOW THE SDGs” that raises awareness on Sustainable Development Goals” Maseka said