Opening Doors: United Nations and You (2014 Social Good Summit)

In 10 days, the movers and shakers of the world will be gathering at the United Nations in New York City for intense closed-doors discussions on solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. For a very long time, too long, the public is shut out from these discussions. The Internet changed the relationship between the United Nations and the public. The United Nations wants to hear from YOU!

As a Blogger Fellow for the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) at the 2014 Social Good Summit, to be held in New York City during UN Week, I am excited to participate in global conversations via social media platforms. The Social Good Summit community was created to encourage public conversations about the United Nations and to provide input to the UN community. Although the relationship between technology and social good, the United Nations and the general public, are in their infancies, social media provided a new channel of communication and an unprecedented level of collaboration across governments, businesses, and individuals. “In five years, the Social Good Summit has exploded, growing from its initial beginnings as a flash of conversation on how social media can bolster philanthropy and charity, to a worldwide, non-stop effort to create a better future for everyone” (Download to Upload by Chrisella Herzog, Diplomatic Courier).

This year’s theme is #2030NOW, which asks “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” I’ve been pondering that question for weeks and haven’t come up with an answer. I hope to find answers at the Summit.

To participate at 2014 Social Good Summit, you can attend the Summit in New York City by purchasing tickets (http://mashable.com/sgs/) or attend a local meet-up to watch/discuss the Summit’s livestream (http://mashable.com/sgs/get-involved/). You can also participate in conversations on http://plussocialgood.org and via Twitter (@plus_socialgood). Don’t forget to include #2030NOW in your tweets.

If you are interested in talking with me about 2014 Social Good Summit, please contact me and the UNA-USA Blogger Fellows Team on our Facebook page.

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