Social Good Summit Meet-Up in Mongolia

Sep 1, 2015

Concept Note

2nd  SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT MONGOLIA 2015

Date: September 26th, 2015, Saturday

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: IT Park,Ulaanbaatar

 

On September 26, 2015, UNFPA and UNDP Mongolia in cooperation with local partners and youth organizations will host the second annual Social Good Summit Mongolia which is a part of global discussion examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. This year’s Social Good Summit will explore how young people in Mongolia can contribute to the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals using innovation, technology and new media. 

 

BACKGROUND

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In September 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals. The Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs. Yet despite this success, the indignity of poverty has not been ended for all. SDGs are the part of a new agenda to finish the job of the MDGs, and leave no one behind.  

“This is the people’s agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, after the targets were agreed. The Global Conversation on the Post-2015 led by the United Nations through national, regional and global multistakeholder consultations as well as the MY World survey has gathered more than 7 million citizen voices from 194 countries. The results informed the discussions about the future development agenda, including the SDGs.

Social Good Summit (NY)

The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held during UN Week from September 27-28, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. Our theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place. The SDGs will be the main focus of the Social Good Summit in New York and worldwide.

SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT MONGOLIA 2015

Objectives

Social Good Summit Mongolia 2015 will bring Mongolia’s most creative and engaged young people together with national leaders to discuss challenges for Mongolia in the years ahead and to collectively commit to the innovations, engagement and social enterprises that will help contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dynamic event will bring together a mix of civil society leaders, grassroot activists, IT and social media experts and influencers, representatives of government, academia, private sector and media.

The event will revolve around the three main topics:

       Health

       Environment

       Education and Opportunities

All topics will be discussed in relation to main cross-cutting issues:

       Youth

       Technology

       Sustainable Development Goals

Key Questions

  • How will the SDGs affect Mongolia?
  • Which goals matter most?
  • What can young people in Mongolia do to help reach these goals?
  • How can we use media and new technology to do so?

Outcomes

Participants in Social Good Summit Mongolia 2015 will be asked how they can and will contribute to the achievement of SDGs in Mongolia and globally. Their commitments will be documented through photo messages and on a commitment banner that will be shared with the global community.

Key Partners

       Centre for Civic Education

       IT Park

       United Nations Volunteers

       United Nations Youth Advisory Panel

       Mongolian Youth Council

Meeting Structure

UNDP and UNFPA Mongolia and local partners invite Mongolian youth to participate in person or to connect online by tweeting and sharing messages, videos and watching the live stream. Every aspect of the Summit, from speeches to discussions will be broadcast live through the Internet based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Hangouts, so that those not present may still participate and have their voices heard.

E-mail: socialgoodsummitmn@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/MNGSocialGood

Twitter: @MNG_SocialGood

Youtube: youtube.com/user/MNGSocialGood

Live webcast:

#MNG2030now