The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) has encouraged the participation of developing world media including Pakistan for its 18th Annual UNCA Awards for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies, and field operations. “This year the entire entry process is submitted online by completing the UNCA Awards Entry Form on the UNCA website and the deadline is September 15, 2013.” UNCA representative said.
UNCA further announced that the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present the prizes amount to over $50,000 with $10,000 each for the main categories at the Awards Gala dinner on Wednesday, December 18th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, USA.
Pakistani journalists, covering the U.N. and its agencies in whatever capacity in print, Internet, radio or TV between August 2012 and August 2013 can also apply. Entries in Urdu language or other regional languages must be accompanied by a translation either in English or French language.
The Awards are:
1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize – sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media) coverage of the UN and its agencies and their work.
2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize – for broadcast journalism coverage of the UN, and its agencies.
3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize – for coverage of Climate Change.
4. The United Nations Foundation Prize – for any entry in any medium that best covers the humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and its agencies.