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Media opportunity: Global Partners Gather for Women Deliver+SocialGood

Partners Mashable, 92nd Street Y, United Nations Foundation, UN Development Programme and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch new global online engagement platform +SocialGood

Washington, D.C. —   May 23, 2013

Brought to you by the Social Good Summit partners, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, United Nations Foundation, UN Development Programme and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Women Deliver+SocialGood will bring together social entrepreneurs and new media connectors around the world with the leaders who are shaping policies and programmes around women’s health and economic empowerment. 

On Monday, May 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm (MYT),  the partners will also launch +SocialGood, a global online engagement platform that brings together a community of innovators, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders who leverage the power of technology and new media to make the world a better place.

Who:   Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Jill Sheffield, President, Women Deliver

Diah S. Saminarsih, Assistant President's Special Envoy on MDGs, Office of President's Special Envoy on MDGs, Republic of Indonesia

Esther Agbarakwe, Digital-Story Teller, Climate Change and Reproductive Health Activist

Laura Stachel, MD MPH, Co-founder and Executive Director, WE CARE Solar

Aaron Sherinian, Vice President of Public Relations and Communications, United Nations Foundation

Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer, Mashable

Asha Curran, Director, Center for Innovation & Social Impact, 92nd Street Y

Boaz Paldi, Acting Chief - News and Media, United Nations Development Programme

Neelam Bhardwaj, Health & Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF Uganda

When:  Monday, May 27, 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm MYT

Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Room 401/402

Please contact Darley Tom, dtom@unfoundation.org, to confirm your attendance by May 25, 2013. Accredited media should register with Women Deliver in advance.

 

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About Mashable: Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

About 92nd Street Y: 92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y's extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y's New York City venues each year, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

About the United Nations Foundation: The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.

About UNDP: The UN Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. The Social Good Summit offers a unique opportunity to discuss how to eradicate extreme poverty, an effort UNDP leads within the United Nations system.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

 
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