ABU concludes three day workshop
Maggie Boyle and Ana Ravulo
February 7, 2018 10:17 pm
The Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union has concluded three days of deliberations with the adoption of a Fiji Action Plan.
Among the key outcomes from the action plan was the call to fellow broadcasting colleagues, especially in the Pacific region to reinforce their commitment to disseminating news and information relevant to the agenda of the UNFCCC.
In addition the ABU has committed to highlight the need for the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the Paris Agreement limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
ABU’s Secretary General, Javad Mottaghi, in his closing address noted that there is a need to push the climate agenda.
“I have to admit that we have to encourage some of the organizations to be more active and will do that and we will communicate with them and we expect them to really be active again in their fields.”
The ABU is made up of 280 member organizations broadcasting in 57 countries.
The next ABU Pacific Media Partnership summit will be held next year in Samoa.