The 2nd Annual Social Good Summit
As the Social Good Summit, presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation in New York alongside the United Nations General Assembly wrapped up in-person and online participants have sparked a global conversation about the world’s most important issues. More than 1,600 new media notables and innovators registered for the in-person event, including three Nobel Prize Laureates, world leaders, activists, U.S. government officials, movie stars, business leaders, bloggers, and journalists. Organizers estimate more than 100,000 have watched the Livestream of the Summit proceedings to date, totaling more than 1 million hours of footage watched.
Clinton Global Initiative: UN Women
During a panel at the Clington Global Initiaitive, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women (left), announces a new partnership to promote women's economic empowerment. UN Foundation Board Member Mohammed Yunus is pictured here discussing the importance of this issue and the UN's integral role.
Social Good Award
Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania (right), was recognized during the Social Good Summit for his commitment to social media and technology. The award was presented by UN Foundation Vice President of Public Policy, and Better World Campaign Executive Director, Peter Yeo (left). Yeo thanked Tanzania for their positive collaboration with the United Nations Foundation on programs including the mHealth Alliance, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and various Energy and Climate initiatives.
Social Good Summit: Facebook Townhall
From left, Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, R to Z Media, Mandy Moore, actress, singer and anti-malaria activist, and Derrick Ashong, UN Social Media Envoy for Malaria, take part in the Social Good Summit Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011 in New York. (Tina Fineberg/Insider Images for United Nations Foundation)
The Summit united a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. It ignited conversations between a live audience in New York City and thousands around the world participating via Livestream.
The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists came together this September with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place. Watch video's from Social Good Summit's livestream today.