The annual United Nations General Assembly brings more than just gridlock to New York City; it also pulls in the best and brightest from non-governmental organizations everywhere to work together to tackle some of the most pressing global problems.
The Million Moms Challenge (MMC) team and our partners are all over these exciting events.
Yesterday we sat down with Arianna Huffington, Sarah Brown and Donna Karen at the Women: Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) symposium, hosted by MMC partner the White Ribbon Alliance. The two-day conference explores the question of what it means to be a woman today, in a world filled with crises. The White Ribbon Alliance’s mission is to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women and newborns around the world.
The UN Foundation is co-hosting the Social Good Summit, where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held at the 92Y in Manhattan, you can attend or livestream the anytime by clicking here. Learn from the stellar line-up: supermodel Christy Turlington, Desmond Tutu, Lance Armstrong, Actress Geena Davis and so many more talented individuals about their use of social media to do good in the world.
The Clinton Global Initiative brings together world leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year they are focusing on three themes: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs; Increasing Sustainable Consumption; and Empowering Girls and Women. The star studded cast this year includes: President Barack Obama, Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Newsweek and Daily Beast editor Tina Brown, author Dave Eggers and more! For the full line-up click here.
Every year at CGI, a host of influential people and organizations make ‘commitments’ to work on development issues, and this year MMC partners Riders for Health and the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life are among them.
Tonight, ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour joins Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the one year anniversary of his global effort to mobilize global action to improve the health of women and children around the world in the “Every Woman, Every Child” initiative. The initiative has raised more than $40 billion for maternal and child health since its launch last year.
And tomorrow, ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser will sit down with Save the Children for a discussion on why frontline health workers are so important.
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