At a glittering event here Dec. 14, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon awarded the Silver Medal in the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize to MediaGlobal News, a non-profit media agency based at the United Nations Secretariat, for its reporting on issues related to climate change and its disproportionate impact on the least developed countries and the small island developing states.
Nosh Nalavala, the MediaGlobal News bureau chief, received the award.
The UNCA awards are given annually to honor the best media coverage of the United Nations, and are open to worldwide media. Previous winners of the award include the Associated Press and The Economist.
MediaGlobal News was founded in 2006 by Nalavala to create awareness in the global media of the suffering of the world’s poorest countries on issues of economic development, global health, food security and the impact of climate change on developing nations.
"Our correspondents highlight interrelated issues such as climate change and food security in the world’s most vulnerable countries," said Nalavala."