We invite you to join the first-ever Global People’s Summit for Sustainable Development (“Global People’s Summit+SocialGood”), a one-of-a-kind innovative global summit that brings together global leaders and communities from around the world to discuss and find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges–ONLINE– during the United Nations General Assembly.
In 2015, world leaders adopted the bold Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”)– 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The reality is, the SDGs will only be achieved with collective global action. Unless we adopt more effective ways to engage in global conversation and mobilize people to take action, we cannot aspire to a world of peace, security and sustainable development where no one is left behind.
The Global People’s Summit for Sustainable Development (“The Global People’s Summit+SocialGood”) taking place on 22 September 2017. The Global People’s Summit+SocialGood provides a space for a truly global conversation to take shape—a place where people and organizations around the world can collaborate, share best practices, foster innovation, celebrate success, influence local and global agendas, and find new ways to translate their vision into action.
The inaugural Summit will bring together social entrepreneurs, innovators, philanthropists, technology companies, NGOs, governments, thought-leaders, and others vested in this space from around the world. Invited guests include celebrities, lead social innovators, dignitaries and representatives of corporations.
The Summit is organized by the Barmada Group in collaboration with United Nations Office of Partnership, United Nations SDG Action Campaign (UNDP), United Nations Foundation, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and EARTHx. The Summit is a +SocialGood program, an initiative powered by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Case Foundation, Caterpillar, Cisco, Enactus, Mashable, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Foundation.