UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon features Knight Center MDG project at G20 Summit in Korea

The University of Miami’s Knight Center Millennium Development Goal’s Project, “My Story, My Goal” was featured at the G20 Summit in Korea on November 11.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon requested the Knight Center project to show at the MDG Forum of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, an event held during the Summit hosted by Korean Ambassador Dho Young-Shim, Chairperson of the Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, which brought together more than 100 Korean Parliamentarians.

The Secretary General, a guest speaker at the event, wanted to share a segment of the project filmed in Sierra Leone “to move an audience with a powerful video on extreme poverty in the world,” according to a UN official.

My Story, My Goal was created by 14 multimedia students from the School of Communication who teamed with students from seven Knight Center for International Media partner schools in Africa and Asia to tell stories that personalize the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The students created “My Story, My Goal” to shed light and insight on these critical global issues, including poverty, maternal health, environmental sustainability, universal education, gender equality, HIV AIDS, and children's health.

The project recently received the prestigious top prize in the national completion by the Online News Association in the Online Video Journalism, Student category.

“My Story, My Goal” is now featured on the United Nation’s Millennium Goals website.