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UN General Assembly and other New York events

This past September was a busy and eventful time for many members of the Millennia2025Foundation and it’s partners. Let’s start with the Highlight of the month : the week in New York.

at the First Ladies Forum on Education
at the First Ladies Forum on Education
Inside the 17 Sustainable Development Goals booth. Doyna Zharavina , Véronique Thouvenot and Kristie Holmes

September is the month when the regular United Nations General Assembly session takes place. This year, at the 70th session, a new Sustainable Development Agenda wes adopted. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in 17 new sustainable development goals that build on the  8 Millennium Development Goals . More info directly on the UN website.

Experiencing the Virtual Reality Films

An interactive booth was set up to illustrate the Sustainable Development Agenda. We were especially impressed by the short Virtual Reality films :  “Waves of Grace” about an Ebola survivor in Liberia and “Clouds Over Sidra” that follows a day in the life of a 12-year-old Syrian girl living in a refugee camp in Syria’s neighbor Jordan. Read more about the role of the documentaries here.

The session we attended included Leaving no one with disability behind, Children’s Voices for the #GlobalGoalsFullSizeRender  First Ladies Forum on Education , Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger, Prioritizing Education and Sustainable Peace and Fashion For Development.
We were also able to hold meetings together with our colleagues from the Zero Mothers Die project

part of the Zero Mothers Die team
part of the Zero Mothers Die team

,Universal Doctor, and our new partner project TeleNurse (see previous post). For more information and links and live comments check out our twitter accounts @DrKristie and  @do_yna.
From this intense week, we come back with new contacts, ideas and connections that include the huge potential of digital and virtual tools for development. This is illustrated in the Digital Communities session at the Global Forum in Oulu, Finland, organized by the WeObservatory on 28 September 2015 (upcoming news).