ANNOUNCING THE 2019 UN CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOR BEST MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND UN AGENCIES
WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT A GALA EVENT WITH UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH AT CIPRIANI WALL STREET IN NEW YORK
The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) will honor the winners of the 24th annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, UN agencies and field operations. The Dinner and Awards will take place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
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.
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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.
UNCA Awards Committee:
Valeria Robecco (UNCA President)
Giampaolo Pioli (Awards Chairman)
Tuyet Nguyen (Awards Selections Coordinator)
Jianguo Ma (UNCA Vice President)
Sherwin Bryce-Pease (UNCA Executive Member)
Maria Khrenova (UNCA Executive Member)
Betul Yuruk (UNCA Executive Member)