ANNOUNCING THE 2017 U.N. CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
FOR BEST MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND U.N. AGENCIES
WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT A GALA EVENT WITH U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th 2017, AT CIPRIANI WALL STREET, NEW YORK
The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) will honor new winners of the 22nd Annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. The Dinner and Awards will take place at Cipriani 55 Wall Street in New York.
Prizes amounting to over $60,000 will be distributed among the prize categories and winners. The UNCA awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world.
More details will be provided later…
The general Call for Submissions Period Ended: September 1st, 2017
The Awards are:
1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media). The prize is for print and online coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the U.N., who died while on an assignment in Baghdad in 2003.
2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize, for broadcast (TV & Radio) media. The prize is for broadcast coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, who died while on an assignment in Haiti in 2004.
3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water.
4. The United Nations Foundation Prize. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies.
UNCA Awards Committee:
Sherwin Bryce-Pease (UNCA President), Carole Landry (UNCA Treasurer), Giampaolo Pioli, Linda Fasulo, J. Tuyet Nguyen, Michelle Nichols, Valeria Robecco, Richard Roth.