Social Impact Summer Connector (July 25 6:30pm-10pm)

Join us on Thursday, July 25th for the Social Impact Summer Connector, Be Social Change’s largest facilitated networking event focused on connecting individuals and organizations driving impact across New York’s nonprofit, B Corp, social enterprise, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility sectors.

We will bring together social changemakers for a night of networking, healthy snacks, drinks from socially-conscious businesses and most importantly a room packed with inspiring, purpose-driven people from organizations that are making an impact in New York and around the world! Join us in strengthening the social impact sector by creating meaningful connections, building new partnerships, and sharing ideas and resources.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks and Refreshments Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available. We strive to produce as minimal waste as possible during Be Social Change events – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.

All our events are carbon neutral! Read more here.

Schedule:

6:30 pm – 7:20 pm: Doors Open & Networking
7:20 pm – 8:00 pm: Short Program & Facilitated Networking Activity
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Networking
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm: After Party with DJ Amer Jandali

July 25th | 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves) New York, NY 10019

Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2019 (Jul ’19_

The seventh session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) will take place under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The session will take place from Tuesday, 9 July, to Monday, 15 July 2019, followed by a three-day ministerial meeting convening from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019, held jointly with ECOSOC’s annual high-level segment.

HLPF 2019 will address the theme, ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. It will conduct an in-depth review of SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) which is reviewed each year. The programme is available here.

Forty-seven countries will conduct Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) for HLPF 2019. The following countries will conduct VNRs for the first time in 2019: Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UK, Tanzania and Vanuatu.

In addition, Azerbaijan, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Philippines, Sierra Leone and Turkey will conduct VNRs for the second time.

http://sdg.iisd.org/events/high-level-political-forum-on-sustainable-development-hlpf-2019/