Social Good Summit in Myanmar
The Social Good Summit is being held in New York from September 25 – 28. The Social Good Summit is “A unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world, coinciding with United Nations Week.” UNDP Country Offices from around the world are hosting events to raise awareness on the SDGs as part of the Social Good Summit. The SDGs were adopted on September 25 in New York.
In Myanmar, UNDP has partnered with the National Youth Congress, UNV and UNFPA to reach out to young people and introduce the Sustainable Development Goals and gather their views on how they can advocate for the goals at their community level.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of targets relating to future international development. They are to replace the Millennium Development Goals once those expire at the end of 2015. The Millennium Development Goals - have helped cut extreme poverty by half from their establishment in 2000 until today. That is a great achievement – but it is not enough! The Global Goals aim to end poverty in all its forms and everywhere by 2030. Not only that but they also want to ensure inclusive economic growth and environmental protection for future generations.
The Myanmar Social Good Summit offers a complete package of sharing and learning and will let youth explore more about global goals and realize its impact on the citizens for next 15 years in Myanmar. The event is divided into two parts – a panel discussion on the SDGs; and a workshop session in which participants also will get an opportunity to share their own opinions and find the best possible ways to bring the SDGs back to their own communities.
The Social Good Summit will be held at the Chatrium Hotel, Yangon on 26th September, Saturday, from 11:00 am – 4:00pm.
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