Loop supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Loop News is proud to announce that we are now a member of the media compact for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Loop is the first media organisation from the Caribbean to be invited to join the prestigious compact – and what better day to announce this news than on World Environment Day.
The Compact, facilitated by the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), is an alliance of media organisations committed to playing an active role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
There are 17 SDGs, among them poverty, gender equality, zero hunger and industry, innovation and infrastructure. These goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and the UN has set a date of 2030 to achieve them.
Almost 100 media organisations are now part of this mutually-beneficial agreement which helps them scale up their focus on the SDGs through high-quality coverage and editorial decisions. Their editorial efforts are complemented by sustainable and equality-driven corporate practices.
"We are excited to have Loop News on board. As the number one news app in the Caribbean, Loop News is well-positioned to mobilise action for the Sustainable Development Goals and help disseminate content based on science, solutions and solidarity in this time of crisis,” said Martina Donlon, Acting Chief of the Sustainable Development Section in the UN Department of Global Communications.
Alana Fearon, Loop’s Head of Global Content said: “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015 by all 193 United Nations Member States set out a roadmap to transform our world. At the heart of ‘Agenda 2030’ are
17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 related targets that address the most urgent challenges of our time. And we at Loop are honoured to be a part of the agenda for change.
“A very important part of our role as a digital news publisher is to educate, inspire and inform our audiences, and we have pledged to use our resources to educate the Caribbean on what the SDGs are, how we can all help achieve them, and of course how we can hold institutions to account.
“We want to shine a light on the moves being made towards sustainability in this region, help educate about how every single one of us has a role to play, and be an active part of the solutions.
“Remember, there’s no second chance because there’s no second planet!”
Loop is the Caribbean’s largest digital media platform with sites in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Haiti, Barbados and The Cayman Islands.
In April, Loop Caribbean was launched to focus on regions without a territory site making Loop a true one-stop-shop for regional news.