Legit.ng, Nigeria's most visited news websites according to Alexa ranking, has made another major milestone by joining the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact.
As a member of the SDG Media Compact, Legit.ng will now play a critical role in raising awareness about the SDG.
Legit.ng is one of the only six Nigerian media companies that were invited to join the United Nation’s SDG Media Compact.
It is a special privilege that the UN extends to leading media organisations around the world to partake in the collective responsibility of making the world a safer and better place as envisioned in the SDG agenda.
Even before joining the UN’s SDG Media Compact, Legit.ng was already contributing towards the SDGs through consistent coverage of life-changing human-interest stories.
Our partnership with the UN will no doubt bolster Legit.ng’s commitment to continue touching lives through the dissemination of stories that empower, inspire, educate and evoke positive emotions.
What more to expect
Through this partnership, Legit.ng will now play an even bigger role in advancing the UN’s SDG agenda by reporting on SDG-related issues such as eradication of poverty and hunger, access to quality education and gender equality.
It means increased coverage of SDG topics, initiatives and issues that stand in the way of achieving the goals. This we will do in consultation with the UN.
Legit.ng will also have the opportunity to engage and interact with senior UN leaders and SDG experts on a priority basis to shed light on some of the issues outlined in the SGD agenda.
It is, however, important to note that this does not mean Legit.ng will lose its editorial independence or change its editorial policies.
About SDG Media Compact
The SDG Media Compact was launched by the UN secretary-general in September 2018 to inspire and encourage media companies across the world to participate in advancing the SDG by covering SDG-related issues.
Today, the SDG Media Compact has over 100 members with a combined audience of about 2 billion people spread across 160 countries in five continents.