Event - 9th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium (New Delhi)
In 2013, the ASEF Journalists' Colloquium programme will be merged with the Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar, broadening the topics for discussion.
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed upon at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are set to expire in 2015. During the recently concluded Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, UN member states agreed to develop Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which takes into account the impact of development on the environment, to replace or to continue the MDGs.
The 9th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium in particular will focus on the challenges for the media in reporting on sustainable development, in particular the looming expiry of the MDGs in 2015 and its intended successor, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the areas of energy, green growth and economy, and poverty reduction.
Colloquium participants will discuss how these issues are viewed in different countries across Asia and Europe, how they are reported in the media, and explore the role of the media in bringing the stories to an interested and wider public.
The Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the upcoming 11th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting to be held in New Delhi, India from 11-12 November 2013.
More information and application form can be found here.