Lisbon welcomes the United Nations Foundation the the Social Good Summit.
This event brings together global leaders, innovators and activists to share ideas and initiatives that contribute ti a more dignified world for all.
The forum – framed within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN) and created a decade ago by digital media company Mashable, the United Nations Foundation (American organization created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the 92nd Street Y Cultural and Community Center – in recent years, many personalities have participated.
Nobel laureates Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore and Muhammad Yunus, philanthropists Melinda Gates and Richard Branson, politicians Jacinta Arden and Joe Biden and artists such as Whoopi Goldberg and Alicia Keys were some of the speakers who attended the event.
Designed for about a thousand people, the first Portuguese edition of the Social Good Summit will take place in Lisbon. And it will focus on climate change, such as the 10th edition of the event in New York on September 22nd – which will be attended by environmental activist Greta Thunberg and writers Zoleka Mandela and Jonathan Safran Froer, among others.
This is the first time the United Nations Foundation forum has reached Portugal, although it is not the premiere outside New York.