ACT Proud to be a Founding United Nations Media Compact Member
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NEW YORK, 23 SEPTEMBER 2018. The United Nation’s launches the UN Media Compact in the presence of the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, and the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. TheAssociation of Commercial Television in Europe(ACT) was present at the launch ceremony at UN HQ and recognised as a founding member of the UN Media Compact.
The Compact promotes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with other founding members comprising an audience in the billions spanning over 100 media and entertainment outlets, 80 countries and present on 4 continents.
“For ACT it’s an immense honor to help support this extraordinary wave of energy around the promotion and realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. ACT, as the leading voice of commercial broadcasting in Europe, recognises the need to bring better awareness and action to achieve the SDGs. Working together we can help change happen”, said ACT Director General Grégoire Polad.
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by world leaders in September 2015. They encompassing seventeen areas ranging from health, gender equality, education, poverty, inequalities, climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.