On 27 July 2017, UNIC Lusaka as part of the UN Communications Group and in partnership with UNESCO, held a media engagement activity to raise journalists’ awareness on the Sustainable
Development Goals and reporting on gender, education and ending child marriages. The training ended with the creation of media network for reporting on gender, education and ending child marriages. Presenters were drawn from the UN and the Ministry of National Development Planning.
In 2018 the UNCG will sponsor media awards to recognize the best media coverage of the SDGs through the Media Institute for Southern Africa.