Covering Sustainable Development

Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter (DN) is starting a new website, DN Global Utveckling, to cover the work of the United Nations’ 17 goals aimed at creating sustainable development for our earth.

The initiative is part of the European Journalism Centre’s “Innovation in Development Reporting” project. The paper competed against an international roster of media companies, winning a spot along with De Correspondent (the Netherlands), Spiegel Online (Germany) and WeltN24 (Germany), all of whom will receive funding under the project.

Dagens Nyheter published in an article about the initiative: “The sustainable development goals, established in September 2015, are aimed not just at governments and aid agencies. To reach the 2030 goals, business and the general public need to be involved. With new partnerships, the gap between public, private and non-profit players must be closed.

“It also affects different areas of journalistic monitoring. To cover what is being done with the U.N. goals, Dagens Nyheter is creating a special online section under called Global utveckling [global development].”

The launch has started already with a Facebook page and a Twitter account, @DN_SDG. Thomas Frostberg, financial columnist for the southern Swedish paper group HD-Sydsvenskan’s site will be editor.