Social Good Summit 2015 in Barbados focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals

To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS hosted the Social Good Summit 2015 featuring addresses from the UNDP Resident Representative, Government officials and Non-governmental partners.

“The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP,” said 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.”

With the theme, "New Goals. New power. New technology," the Social Good Summit in Barbados saw key media and technology personnel gathering at UN House to discuss innovative means of advancing the global goals, in light of progress made with the Millennium Development Goals.

With the theme, “New Goals. New power. New technology,” the Social Good Summit in Barbados saw key media and technology personnel gathering at UN House to discuss innovative means of advancing the global goals, in light of progress made with the Millennium Development Goals.

The Social Good Summit in Barbados is part of more than 100 Social Good Summits organised around the world to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in September.

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. The UNDP Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS stands as a ready partner to support the region to carry forward achieving the Goals at the national level by 2030.

UNDP Barbados and the OECS's aim for the Social Good Summit was to help make the new Goals famous at the national level. Making the Goals famous will be the first important step in achieving this new and ambitious development agenda.

UNDP Barbados and the OECS’s aim for the Social Good Summit was to help make the new Goals famous at the national level. Making the Goals famous will be the first important step in achieving this new and ambitious development agenda.

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; Gra├ža Machel; Patti Smith, Musician and Activist; Charlize Theron, UN Messenger of Peace; and Jimmy Wales, Founder & Chairman Wikipedia & Wikimedia Foundation and many more.

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