“Our theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.” Social Good Summit Agenda
Helen Clark & Ricardo Fuentes: 2015 Social Good Summit
Social Good Summit 2015: Tackling New Goals, Power & Technology #2030NOW
This has been a whirlwind of a week for activism, global conversations and the call for change, unity and peace around the world. First we had the Pope visit with us, then the UNO leadership has gathered to tackle the 17 Global Goals and initiative for change in the world, and add to it the fabulous Social Good Summit that started today and will wrap tomorrow. It is being held at 92nd Street Y which is, with Mashable, United Nations Foundation and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), one of the co-founders of the Summit. So before we start complaining about the ills in the world, we need to ask ourselves two critical questions: What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030? What am I going to do about it? We can only see change if we start to change first. We need to disrupt the status quo by holding our governments accountable and using our social media connections for good. Then we must make an effort to participate in communities that believe in change for the benefit of all – communities/events organized by the UN Foundation like the Social Good Summit, the many global NGOs, and other public and private organizations that work daily to effect change in countries around the world. As I sit here preparing this post, I am impressed by the passion and drive of the many speakers, those who have spoken and others to come. The Agenda is rich and there is much work for all of us to do.
“World leaders have an unprecedented opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable and resilient development” Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. UNDP
By now, many of you might already know what the 17 global goals for sustainable development are that nations need to focus on from now till 2030. Of course, the sooner we achieve them the better but at least, our governments are being challenged to step up and work towards overhauling their infrastructures and bringing about change to their populace. Is this feasible? YES. Can nations rally to meet these goals ? Yes. Here are the 17 Goals and suggested ways to consider them via Global Solutions.Org. You can participate in creating change. Which goal or goals do you want to see achieved most in your lifetime? Please pick up to 4 selections from the choices below.
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Stay tuned for more on the Summit!
“To be successful, the post-2015 SDGs will require a new kind of thinking and accountability on behalf of member states and all facets of public-private society….I see the 17 goals themselves as a pipeline of opportunities for investment. So if we’re talking about cities, what will go into that, and what sort of businesses will be the mainstay of it…” Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning.
Jimmy Wales: 2015 Social Good Summit
Amina J. Mohammed spoke beautifully in outlining the 17 goals for the next 15 years, and offering a To-Do list that we must all support if we ever want to see sustainable change in the world. As one of the invited guests, Leila Janah, eloquently shared during an interview segment with Pete Cashmore and others, “we must use technology to widen our circle of empathy.” Here is a look at today’s agenda:
11:50am Opening Ceremony
12:20pm #2030NOW: Global Goals and the Technology that will Help Achieve Them. Kathy Calvin, Jimmy Wales, Ricardo Fuentes, Helen Clark
12:40pm The World’s To-Do List: Goals for the Next 15 Years Amina J. Mohammed
12:50pm The Tipping Point for Human Rights Stacy Martinet, Dr. Gro Brundtland, Graca Machel
01:05pm The Future We Want Carolyn Miles, Zheng Booing (China 14), Precious Banda (Zambia, 16), Chloe McGill (USA, 15)
01:15pm Champions of the Earth -Ian Somerhlader, Achim Steiner, Paul Polman, Collet Ngobeni
01:30pm Global Meet-up Check In
01:35pm Tech Disruptions for a Sustainable Future Elizabeth Gore, Adrian Grenier, Trisa Thompson, Leila Janah, Pete Cashmore
02:01pm The Next Chapter in Global Education Sarah Brown, Kailash Satyarthi, Keith Yamashita; Mariéme Jamme
02:26pm Into the Deep: An Accidental Journey into the Dark Web Rosa Bransky
02:36pm The Arc of AIDS Activism Ayman Mohyeldin, Ndaba Mandela, Yvonne Chaka Chaka
02:58pm Planning Her Own Path Asha Curran, Babatunde Osotimehin, Ashley Judd
03:13pm 100% Sport, Harnessing the Power of the Fan Niall Dunne and Ben Ainslie
03:23pm Privacy Settings Lance Ulanoff, Moxie Marlinspike
03:38pm Refugees: The Route to Resettlement Lara, Logan Antonio Guterres, Ger Duany
04:00pm Digitally Enabling Citizens Adam Ostrow, Rami Aslan
04:13pm Seeing Around the Innovation Corner: Diplomacy Today Tony Blinken
04:23pm Social Media is the New First Responder Lara Logan, Naomi Gleit, Dr. Pranav Shetty, Matt Petronzio
04:49pm To Change Everything We Need Everyone Andrew Freedman, Bill McKibben
05:04pm Inside Out: From Stories to Solutions Dr. Zia Khan
05:14pm Doug Rutzen, Ben Rhodes, Dr. Danny Sriskandarajah, Marcelle Calle
05:39pm Transmissions from the Field: The 2015 Waislitz Award Winner wesigye Jackson Kaguri
05:49pm Global Citizen: The Opportunity of a Generation Introduction by Michelle Nunn Hugh Evans
06:03pm Closing Remarks
READ: Nature.com UN approves global to-do list for next 15 year
GreenBiz.comAmina Mohammed: Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter for business
UNO Sustainable Development: Communicate with Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 1
Personally, I still believe that social good is both a universal responsibility and an opportunity to change global disparities. All of us can contribute our knowledge and skills to help each other succeed. Social good is a key way to effect change that can help nations achieve the 17 global goals by 2030. keep global peace alive and help others thrive. With the growth of new technologies, new empowered voices and social media, we have immediate and powerful access to digital tools that can create effective connections. Join in, tell your friends to join in and make this incredible conversation a success.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a spectacular week ahead! What are your thoughts? What type of world do you want to live in by the year 2030? What are you going to do about it? Do you have socially responsible organizations you support? Where does your information come from? Do share! Thank you.
Positive Motivation Tip: Social good is everyone’s responsibility and each of us can use our social media skills and technological know-how to effect change for GOOD. Connect!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Peace day Poster via UNO, World flags via GlobalGoals, International Peace Symbol via Wikipedia, Pope Francis via Wikipedia, Amina Mohamed via UNO, 17 SGS via SGS, and some via my personal collection.