To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana has partnered with the Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) to hold the Social Good Summit 2015.
“The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP,” says UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.
“We plan to use the Social Good Summit’s platform and audience to help governments and partners launch the Sustainable Development Goals to help make the new Global Goals a household name everywhere”, she said.
The event, supported by Unilever, Standard Chartered Bank and the Global Compact Network will feature a panel discussion of Ghana’s MDGs achievements and lessons for SDGs implementation.
With the theme, “New Goals. New power. New technology,” the Social Good Summit in Ghana will be held at the Alisa Hotel where students, academia, policy analysts, think tank, civil society organizations and government officials will interact on the implications of the SDGs implementation for Ghana.
The Social Good Summit in Ghana is part of more than 100 Social Good Summits organized around the world to raise awareness of Sustainable Development Goals in September.
Making the Goals famous will be the first important step in achieving this new and ambitious development agenda.
Adopted by all 193 UN Member States, the Sustainable Development Goals are 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.
UNDP Ghana stands as a ready partner to support Ghana and others to carry forward achieving the Goals at the national level by 2030.
In New York, coinciding with the Sustainable Development Summit where the Goals were adopted, the Social Good Summit takes place from 27-28 September, and considers how people and communities are using digital tools to plan for a brighter future by the year 2030.
A wide range of speakers from across different sectors and backgrounds include: Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator; Richard Curtis, Director, Writer, Producer, Founder Project Everyone; Graça Machel; Patti Smith, Musician and Activist; Charlize Theron, UN Messenger of Peace; and Jimmy Wales, Founder & Chairman Wikipedia & Wikimedia Foundation and many more.