#MDG456Live: Join the conversation at the UN!


This coming week, the United Nations, civil society, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and other influential individuals are getting together to discuss the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, how we can accelerate that progress by 2015 and what world we want by 2030. Girls’ Globe will be present in New York City throughout the week to enhance the discussion around the health related MDGs and accelerating progress for women and girls. This week we are thrilled to be partnering with Women Deliver, FHI 360, and Johnson & Johnson in their initiative to provide curated coverage on women and children and the post-2015 agenda, in support of Every Woman Every Child.

  • Sign up to the Daily Deliveries that provide a summary of each day directly in your inbox.
  • Visit the Hub that includes content like blog posts, videos, summaries of discussions and more.
  • Join the conversation using #MDG456Live on Twitter and Instagram.

Tomorrow, the doors at 92Y open to the Social Good Summit, a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. This ground-breaking conference includes Keynote Listeners like Melinda Gates, Richard Branson and Jim Yong Kim, who will participate by listening to the conversations and ideas generated from the panelists and the audience. The Social Good Summit is also connecting people across the globe to participate in the discussions. Events are taking place in Afghanistan (the first ever social media conference in the country), Singapore, Togo, Argentina, and around the world. The Social Good Summit in New York City, with speakers like Malala Yousefzai (16-year old Educational Campaigner from Pakistan’s Swat Valley), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (new Director of UN Women), Maz Kessler (Founder of amazing crowdfunding site Catapult), and Rebecca Chiao (Co-Founder and Director, HarassMap), will be live-streamed to make the conversation even more inclusive. Join the discussion using #2030NOW.

This week you can expect live coverage from the events by the Girls’ Globe bloggers, blog posts related to the Millennium Development Goals and specifically the progress being made for women and girls, interviews with inspirational individuals who are changing the world, and more!

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Category: Development    Health
Tagged with: #MDG456Live    2030NOW    FHI360    Johnson & Johnson    MDGs    Millennium Development Goals    Social Good Summit    UNGA week    Women Deliver

Julia Wiklander


Julia Wiklander is the Founder and President of Girls' Globe. With a passion to inspire people, Julia believes in all people's equal rights, and that highlighting positive change is essential for development. Julia is also a mother, a blogger (of course) and an economist.

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