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Adventures in Sustainable Development

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We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into that Friday night at a Momix contemporary dance performance. During intermission, we struck up conversation with Carlos Rodriguez, a senior at UTD planning to attend the Social Good Summit and the United Nations General Assembly week. 1,185 more words

McDermott Experiences

6 Important Takeaways from being a UN Blogger Fellow

It was a powerful atmosphere at the 92nd Street Y as human rights activists, political leaders gathered to discuss ways to build a better world during the 2017 United Nations Social Good Summit. 543 more words

Dear Global Citizen (World)

Veils of Different Textures: UN Social Good Summit 2017

This year I served as a UN Blogger Fellow for my second time.

When journalist and human rights activist Joumana Haddad advanced onto the 92Y stage during the 2017 United Nations Social Good Summit, I can confidently say that I had no idea how powerful her words would be. 559 more words

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Young poet envisions "a world worth building!"

These days my head has been teeming with images of the many faces of Resistance – mostly the ways in which people of good will have gathered to blend their skills and societal commitment to share truth, experiences and opinions — eventually, to take arms (or voice, or knitting needles, laptop, paint brush, cello, chisel or camera) to oppose – and end – the “sea of troubles” in which the nation is floundering. 324 more words

Books And Reading

Al Gore Joins Social Good Summit

We’re excited to announce that former Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project will host a ‘Climate Hour’ session at this year’s Social Good Summit dedicated to innovation around climate change and the environment. 9 more words

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Why Tech and New Media Can Help End Modern Slavery

Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking. At this year’s Social Good Summit, Sorvino discussed her fight against human trafficking and her role in the film Trade Of Innocents. 11 more words

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10 Social Good Summit Meetups Pushing for Change Around the World

Dozens of meetups around the world came together for the Social Good Summit.Image: United Nations Development Programme The Social Good Summit brings many of the world’s most innovative thought leaders to New York City to discuss solutions for some of the world’s biggest issues – from climate

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