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We The Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions

Organized by
The Skoll Foundation, United Nations Foundation, and TED

September 21
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Soho, New York

(Access to live-streaming available on the website)

For additional information, email wtfuture@skoll.org


The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.

Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

Together with innovators from around the globe, We The Future will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.
One Year On: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges in the Efforts to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Organized by United Nations Foundation and Wellcome Trust

September 21
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Grand Central
New York, New York


A high-level breakfast aiming to review progress on AMR since last year’s High-Level Meeting, to showcase new innovations and political commitments, and to maintain momentum in the efforts to combat AMR. This event will review progress that has been made in addressing AMR one year on from the UN High Level Meeting on AMR, and future challenges. The event will also focus on the ‘One-Health’ approach and action Across the human, animal, environmental spectrums to fight AMR.


The Power of Public-Private Partnerships: Tackling the Non-Communicable Disease Crisis

Organized by Access Accelerated


Save the Date: Access Accelerated At UNGA

The Power of Public-Private Partnerships: Tackling the Non-Communicable Disease Crisis
September 20, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
McCann New York
622 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Join Access Accelerated for an exclusive, thought-provoking forum addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The event will feature an in-depth panel discussion with global leaders from public health, government and the biopharmaceutical industry on how the public and private sectors can unite to develop solutions that drive progress toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one-third by 2030.

Guests will also have the opportunity to explore a marketplace of exhibits from current partner initiatives around the world, and meet other leaders in global health during a networking reception.

Full agenda and additional details to follow.

For questions, please email info@accessaccelerated.com.

United to End TB: A Global Response to a Global Emergency

Organized by Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization (WHO) and RESULTS

September 19
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Delegates Lounge
UN Headquarters
New York, New York


This high-level reception will bring partners and stakeholders together in preparation of the UN High Level Meeting Towards Ending TB in 2018, and to discuss key outcomes from a newly launched report on drug resistant pathogens and the TB drug pipeline.

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