The United Nations urges broadcasters in Asia Pacific to continue reporting on development issues, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while promoting pluralism and diversity of views.

In a message to the 14th Asia Media Summit participants, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, stressed media’s critical role in engaging and inspiring people, connecting communities, as well as holding governments accountable.

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The winners and runners-up of the World TV Awards 2017 were announced on the 7 June during the Asia Media Summit which took place in Qingdao, China.

Preamble:

Mindful of the pressing challenges facing our world, among them, poverty, conflict, socioeconomic inequality, environmental degradation and climate change that call for urgent and concerted action to accelerate development and progress in our society;

Noting that there are several creative and innovative mechanisms to achieve sustainable development, appropriate to every country’s own needs, expectations and pace of development, and demanding participation and support from government, private sector, civil society, local communities, families and individuals alike;

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President Ali-Askari,
Director Chang Jin,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Friends,
Good morning!

In this lovely season of midsummer, flowers blooming like a piece of brocade. I’m delighted to come to the coastal city of Qingdao, with representatives from 48 countries and 7 international organizations, for the opening session of Asia Media Summit 2017. Let me begin by extending warm congratulations on the opening of the Summit. I’d like to convey sincere greetings and best wishes to all the distinguished guests coming from afar, as well as participants from the Film Capital Summit!

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