Aug 28 2022
Robert Skinner: UN SDGs and Communicating with the World
Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), details how the DGC works to communicate with the world. A major communication theme revolves around the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as to eliminate poverty, promote food security, empower women and girls and combat climate change. For the SDGs to be successful, it is critical to partner with local governments, civil society, academia and the private sector. One particular initiative to involve youth is through a program called “Football (soccer) for the Goals.” Previously, Mr. Skinner headed up the UN Office for Partnerships, the United Nations Information Centre in Washington, D.C. and the United Nations Foundation’s New York Office.