2017 global peoples summit

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Launched in 2017, in partnership with the United Nations, The Global People’s Summit, is an online convening that brings people from around the world together during the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to discuss global challenges and reimagine humanity together. Leveraging technology (a digital platform) we break down the barriers of geography and access, allowing more people to join high-level conversations happening at the UN and connecting like-minded individuals ready to collaborate for a better future.

 The summit is a day-long event that is streamed live online and includes high-level speakers from the UN, business leaders, government officials and activists. Unlike other gatherings during UNGA, the Global People’s Summit, invites people from all over the world to join these leaders in conversations about the Sustainable Development Goals – providing them a platform to engage directly with speakers and other changemakers, tools and resources to develop their own agency and inspiring stories of like-minded individuals creating a difference worldwide.

Be A Part Of Our Future


  • Global Participation of 163 Countries
  • Global People’s Hubs hosted in 26 cities
  • Digital Reach of 80+ Million
  • 60 Speakers Sharing & 109 Partners

Learn More About The 2021 Summit

2017 Featured Speakers

Melissa flemming

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner and Head of Communications, UNHCR


Leilani Munter

Professional Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist


Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda

Prime Minister of Uganda 


Milana Vayntrub

Actor and Activist


View Our Full List of Speakers

2017 Featured Speaker videos

Aid Fatigue in a Social Media World

ELHADJ AS SY Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies https://youtu.be/6efNXGX9OcM

An Inclusive Global Development Agenda

RT HON DR RUHAKANA RUGUNDA Prime Minister of Uganda https://youtu.be/fT6cA-NHyRM

Beyond the Numbers of Refugees

MELISSA FLEMMING Chief Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency https://youtu.be/qnNE_RL-Iqk

Blockchain Buzz meets Global Goals

VANESSA GRELLET Executive Director of ConsenSys https://youtu.be/ypsYleO0D7A

Big Data For Social Good

HENT ALHINNAWI Co-founder of Humanitarian Tracker https://youtu.be/fzU9XxqUSNI

Mobile for Good

MICHELLE MARTIN Head of Communications for Qualcomm


  • Spread information about the Sustainable Devleopment Goals (SDGs)
  • Amplify success stories from on the ground of people making a difference
  • Inspire people to become champions of development initiatives and social change
  • Ensure that people around the world have a forum to engage decision makers on today’s most pressing development challenges in their communities
  • Launch calls to action  around the SDGs

Presenting partners

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Foundation
  • UN SDG Action Campaign (UNDP)
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Federation

2017 Sponsors


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