New York Times journalist wins Prince Albert Prize at UNCA Gala

HE Isabelle Picco, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, presenting the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Prize to Somini Sengupta, New York Times. Photo: DR
HE Isabelle Picco, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, presenting the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Prize to Somini Sengupta, New York Times. Photo: DR

The traditional Gala of the UN Press Correspondents Association (UNCA) was held on December 16 in New York, in the presence of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The prizes were awarded in the 21st UNCA contest for the best coverage of the UN and its agencies.

Her Excellency Isabelle Picco, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, presented the Prince Albert II Prize to four women journalists for their reporting on climate change.

The highest award went to Somini Sengupta, of the New York Times, for her coverage of the impacts of climate change on migration. Her article is part of a series of eight on “Carbon’s Casualties”.

Actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, received the Global Citizen of the Year Award.


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