At United Nations Youth Climate Summit, NowThis Correspondent Zinhle Essamuah to Moderate Town Hall with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J.Mohammed

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NowThis to Highlight Youth Leadership, Unique Impact of the Climate Crisis on Young People
Company Release
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK (September 19, 2019) -- Today NowThis, the #1 global news brand on mobile, announced a leading role in the upcoming United Nations Youth Climate Summit, with the host of its daily show “Know This,” Zinhle Essamuah, tapped to moderate a panel chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, 100 youth climate leaders from around the world, and other high profile heads of state. With more to be announced in the coming days, participants include:

  • Amina Jane Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary General 
  • Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
  • Hilda Cathy Heine, President of the Marshall Islands
  • Mary Therese Winifred Robinson, Former President of Ireland 
  • Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile

The UN Youth Climate Summit Town Hall will take place on Saturday September 21st from 9:30AM - 6:00PM ET at the UN Headquarters and will be livestreamed across NowThis channels. 

“NowThis is committed to covering the issues that young people care about, and we know that the climate crisis is top of mind for our audience,” said NowThis Chief Content Officer Tina Exarhos. “We look forward to building upon our in-depth coverage of climate change and to play an important role in the UN Youth Climate Summit. Profiling the voices of young people who uniquely understand the urgency of this issue is critically important.” 

NowThis has joined news organizations globally for the “Covering Climate Now” project, committing to coverage of the climate emergency in the week leading up to the UN Climate Action Summit and UN Youth Climate Summit. In addition to debuting new in-depth international reporting on climate change, NowThis correspondents are releasing agenda-driving interviews with and coverage of world leaders, youth activists, and other high-profile changemakers from the UN Youth Climate Summit in the coming weeks. 

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About Zinhle Essamuah 
Zinhle Essamuah is the host of "KnowThis," NowThis’ daily news show that gives a quick, but detailed rundown of all the trending news you need to know. Zinhle opened the NowThis Washington, D.C. bureau, and focuses on the politics and culture beat. She covers breaking and long-form news stories around the country. Zinhle is also a filmmaker, whose debut documentary film screened across the U.S., Canada and Europe. You can follow her online on Instagram and Twitter.

About NowThis:                                                           
NowThis is the # 1 mobile news publisher in the world. They have a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. By providing insightful context from a youth perspective, NowThis has revolutionized how news is consumed today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos are created for a mobile generation and receive 2.5 billion monthly views. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media -- the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. 


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