Thomson Reuters Foundation together with the United Nations Foundation is seeking applications to train over 500 journalists, government and non-governmental leaders worldwide ahead of landmark United Nations Summits on sustainable development and climate change by mid-August 2015.The intensive training programme aims to provide professionals from 33 countries with information, tools and strategies to understand the complex issues surrounding the next set of UN global development goals. The programme will enable reporters, editors and spokespeople to better understand, report and communicate around some of the issues related to two crucial upcoming UN conferences: the UN Summit in New York in September that will see the adoption of the new Global Goals, and the UN Climate Change Conference in December in Paris, which is aimed at reaching a universal climate agreement.

The foundation seeks to find participants based in the cities where the courses are taking place. If based elsewhere, travel and accommodation are not covered. The course itself is free of charge.
Training Courses Timeline & Location
Training courses will take place in the following countries:
•        Amman, Jordan:  21-25 July
•        Los Angeles, USA:  20-21 July
•        Los Angeles, USA:  23-24 July
•        Doha, Qatar: 26-30 July
•        Tokyo, Japan: 27-31 July
•        Jakarta, Indonesia:    27-31 July
•        Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 27-31 July
•        Istanbul, Turkey:   27-31 July
•        La Paz, Bolivia: 27-31 July
•        Dubai, UAE: 2-6 August
•        Cotonou, Benin: 3-7 August
•        New York, USA: 3-4 August
•        New York, USA: 6-7 August
•        Berlin, Germany: 3-7 August
•        Lusaka, Zambia: 3-7 August
•        Dhaka, Bangladesh: 10-14 August
•        Buenos Aires, Argentina: 10-14 August
•        Lima, Peru: 17-21 August
Eligibility Criteria
•        Applicants must be journalists focusing on sustainability and climate change reporting with a maximum of five years’ experience.
•        Journalists with more experience and who have not covered this topic before, but who have a marked interest in starting to cover sustainable development can also apply.
•        Journalists who cover the local communities, where the achievement of these new sustainability goals might really make an impact, as well as nationwide, will be very welcome.
•        Applicants who are already experts in covering sustainable development and climate change are not eligible to apply.
Deadline: 30 August 2015 For more information, please visit 
TRF Call for Applications.