In the midst of the global change that has been happening across the world, the UN Foundation has been hosting events, global dialogues and forums to celebrate the United Nations 75th anniversary.
Recently, SaulPaul was invited to speak and perform at the UN Foundation People’s Forum to talk about Climate Change and creating sustainable results with a special emphasis on equity during COVID-19. The United Nations Foundations focus is on turning your passions into lasting change which lines up with SaulPaul’s “Be the Change” movement.
The event included many professionals of their fields ranging from Professor Jan Dash PhD of World Scientific Encyclopedia of Climate Change to Ms. Margo LaZaro, Co-FOunder/CSO of the SDG Impact Awards. This special live stream highlighted how COVID-19 has affected both climate and out communities and how we can continue to make lasting change in the midst of it. t was truly a global experience with panelists and attendees from the U.S., Africa and Germany, just to name a few. To close the event, SaulPaul shared his song Be the Change with over 60 attendees from around the word.
United Nations Foundation
Media entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner founded the UN Foundation in 1998 because he believed the United Nations is indispensable to tackling humanity’s greatest challenges and driving global progress. The same belief guides us today.
The UN Foundation acts as a strategic partner to help the UN mobilize the ideas, people, and resources it needs to deliver, and grow a diverse and durable constituency for collective action. The UN Foundation focuses on issues at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, builds initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale, and engages influencers and citizens who seek action. Partnership, and the power of smart and strategic collaboration, is in the UN Foundation’s DNA. They believe everyone has a part to play, everyone’s voice should be heard, and everyone has a stake.
In January 2020, the UN launched their global dialogue initiative, and discussions have taken place in all settings, from classrooms to boardrooms, across the world. In order to reach as many people as possible, the UN Foundation has built partnerships with youth, civil society, business and media organisations, and created a one-minute survey that is quick and easy to complete.
The UN Foundation has always placed strong emphasis on online engagement, through virtual dialogues and social media, and are now increasing their efforts in light of Covid-19. They are also working with their partners to take planned events into the digital space, and find innovative ways to engage audiences in line with WHO guidelines and local health regulations.