The Stand Up Take Action Mobilization event, in which the Bloggers Unite event Make NOISE to End Poverty Worldwide is participating, takes place just before the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. The Stand Up Event is primarily focused on advocacy in support of the MDGs. There will be other events occurring while the UN Summit is taking place. One of particular interest is related to TED and to the Gates Foundation, websites that provided the original inspiration for this effort. Relevant TED sites are provided in the right hand column of this blog for background information on the issues involved under Learning More About the Issues.
On September 20, live in New York and webcast around the world, TEDxChange will examine the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs.Another event, occurring at the same time as the Stand Up Take Action events, will be taking place at the home of the Millennium Promise at Columbia University. Millennium Campus Conference (www.mcc2010.com) September 17-19.
Held on the eve of a major UN Summit discussing extreme poverty, MCC 2010 will provide you with two full days of networking, stories, workshops, a career fair and keynote addresses from today's leading advocates for sustainable international development. You will hear from global advocates including:
- Dr. Bernard Amadei- Founder, Engineers Without Borders USA
- Filmmaker Bobby Bailey- Co-founder, Invisible Children
- Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf- Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Biodiversity
- Governor Mitt Romney