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September 19th – 23rd the SDG Media Zone welcomes media influencers, journalists, bloggers, celebrities, and high-level delegates to join the conversation, generate discussion and engage the global online community during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level week, supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The General Assembly also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law. This is the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September 2015.

The SDG Media Zone UNGA 71st Session is powered by a partnership between Office of the President of the General Assembly, the Department of Public Information and United Nations Foundation.

Schedule

10:45am - 11:15am

Implementing the SDGs - Universal Push to transform our world

H.E. Peter Thomson - President UN General Assembly

Lance Gould - Executive Special Projects Editor of Huffington Post

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12:30pm - 1:00pm

Overview of the Importance of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

Cristina Gallach - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Jan Eliasson - Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Eni Lastari - Opening session speaker; Indonesian workers rights activist

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

In Discussion with Youth Refugees

Natasha Esther Maimba - Refugee Youth Activist

Minahil Sarfraz - Refugee Youth Activist

Melissa Fleming - Head of Communication & Public Information of UNHCR

Justin Forsyth - Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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2:30pm - 3:00pm

Technology and the SDGs

Hadi Partovi - Founder of code.org

Sergio Fernández de Córdova - Co-Founder & Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

Megan Smith - United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy

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3:30pm - 4:00pm

2030 Agenda as a tool for safe migration

Kyla Reid - Head of Disaster Response, GSMA Mobile for Development

Thomas Gass - Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Youth in Times of Refugee Crisis

Ahmad Alhendawi - United Nations Secretary-General''s Envoy on Youth Ms. Foni Joyce - Young refugee

Ms. Ugochi Daniels - Chief of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response

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9:30am - 10:00am

SDGs and the Marketing Community – Measuring Impact

Dagny Scott - Co-Founder, Fearless Unlimitted

Freya Williams - CEO- North America, Futerra

Alan Bethke - SVP, Marketing Subaru America

Keith Weed - CMO, Unilever

Neal Davies - President and CEO at Effie Worldwide

Sergio Fernández de Córdova - Co-Founder & Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

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10:00am - 10:15am

Special Commitment for the SDGs

Andrea Bocelli - Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter

Mr. Stefano Aversa – Chairman, Andrea Bocelli Foundation

Claudia Gonzalez Romo - Chief of Communications, Executive Office of the Secretary General

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10:15am - 10:45am

In conversation with SDG Advocates

Richard Curtis - Screenwriter, producer and film director

Meg Ryan - actress and producer

Yusra Mardini - Syrian swimmer; Refugee Olympic Athletes Team

Rebeca Gyumi - Tanzanian activist, founder and executive director of the Msichana Initiative

Paloma Escudero - Director of Communications, UNICEF

Claudia Gonzalez Romo - Chief of Communications, Executive Office of the Secretary General

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10:45am - 11:00am

In Conversation with SDG Advocates Part 2

Forest Withaker

Alaa Murabit

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11:00am - 11:30am

SDG Youth Advocates

Young Leaders

Ahmad Alhendawi - United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Ankit Kawatra – Founder and Chairman, feeding India

Nikki Fraser – Indigenous Rights Activist

Safaath Ahmed Zahir – Women’s Rights Activist

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12:00pm - 12:30pm

Global Goals World Cup

Lene Nystrom - Norwegian singer-songwriter

Mogens Lykketoft - President of the Seventieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Rikke Rønholt - athlete

Majken Gilmartin - founder of Global Goals World Cup

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1:00pm - 1:30pm

Leave no One Behind: Delivering on the Promise

Lillian Ploumen - Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

Kristalina Georgieva - Vice President of the European Commission

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - Secretary General of CIVICUS.

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1:45pm – 2:00pm

SDGs in Action App Announcement

Mark Evans – Senior Marketing , GSMA

Florencia Soto Nino - UN Department of Public Information

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3:00pm – 3:30pm

Information and Technology on the 2030 Agenda

Theo Cosmora – founder and CEO of SocialEco Ltd

Jalil Jilani - Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States

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3:30pm - 4:00pm

Safe birth even here

Mariarosa Cutillo – Chief os Strategic Partnerships United Nations Population Fun (UNFPA)

Chiara Mio - President of Benetton’s sustainability committee

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

UN Virtual Reality

Gabo Arora – Creative Director and Senior Advisor at the United Nations & Founder UNVR Lab

Emma Brown - Senior Online Editor at Interview Magazine

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9:30am - 10:00am

From Paris to Marrakesh: Progress on climate change - #ParisAgreement

Patricia Espinosa - Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Ségolène Royal - President, COP 21

John Roome - Senior Director, Climate Change Group, World Bank

H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite - Delegate Minister in Charge of Environment, Morocco and COP22 Host

Dan Thomas - Communications Director and Spokesperson, Office of the President of the 71st

Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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10:00am - 10:30am

Earth To Marrakesh Announcement - #EarthToMarrakesh

Max Schorr - Co-Founder of GOOD

Aaron Sherinian - Chief Marketing Officer at the United Nations Foundation

Claire Baumann - Senior Editor, United Nations Foundation

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11:15am - 11:45am

Sustainable Finance: Climate and the SDGs

Mark Wilson - CEO, Aviva

Homi Kharas - Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program

John McArthur - Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

Justine Sullivan - Digital Media and Communications Manager, Energy and Climate Initiatives, United Nations Foundation

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12:00pm – 12:30pm

Panel discussion - Sustainable Innovation and Solving Hunger - #GlobalGoals

Max Thabiso Edkins - Climate Change Expert & Communications at The World Bank

Dr. Gavin Armstrong - Founder and CEO, Lucky Iron Fish

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12:30pm – 12:45pm

Lunch discussion - Communications and the Sustainable Development Goals - #GlobalGoals

Mark Goldberg - UN Dispatch Managing Editor

Kathy Calvin - President and CEO , United Nations Foundation

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1:00pm - 1:30pm

Panel discussion – Fighting Xenophobia - #GlobalGoals

Claudia Gonzalez Romo - Chief of Communications, Executive Office of the Secretary General

Camila Jimenez Villa - President and Chief Content Officer, Fusion Media Group

Jonathan Olinger - Founder, HUMAN and Creative Director for RiseUP AS ONE

Damian Cardona-Onses - Acting Chief, Communications Campaigns Service Strategic Communications Division - UN Department of Public Information (DPI)

Justin Forsyth - Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

Climate and the #SDGs

Roberto Borrero - UN Representative International Indian Treaty Council

Paula Caballero - Global Director, Climate Program - World Resources Institute

Susan Alzner - Head of United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

Dan Thomas - Communications Director and Spokesperson, Office of the President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Panel discussion – Commitments in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance: A High-Level Overview - #AMR

Christy Feig - Senior Vice President, Global Health Strategies

Dr. Nata Menabde - Executive Director, WHO

Juan Lubroth - FAO Chief of Animal Health Service and Chief Veterinary Officer

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3:00pm – 3:30pm

Panel discussion – AMR and You - #AMR

Christy Feig - Global Health Strategies Senior Vice President

Eric Goosby - UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

Dr. Anshu Banerjee - Director, Global Coordination Family, Women’s and Children’s Health Office of the Assistant Director-General

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3:40pm – 4:00pm

Panel discussion – Gender Data - #GenderData

Emily Courey Prior - Executive Director, Data2x

Sarah Hendriks - Global Development Director, Gates Foundation

Papa Seck - UN Women Policy Specialist

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4:00pm – 4:30pm

Panel discussion – Solutions Summit Solution Makers - #GlobalGoals

Angela Baker - Qualcomm Wireless Reach Sen

Zubaida Bai - Founder and CEO, Ayzh

Asher Hasan - Executive Director, co-Founder doctHERS

Dhesi Raja - Founder, AIM

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10:15am - 10:45am

International Space Station: Benefits for Humanity at the 71st Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Jennifer Lopez - Technology Development Lead, CASIS

Amir Dossal – President, Global Partnerships Forum

Anousheh Ansari – Iranian-American engineer & Astronaut and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems

Leland Devon Melvin – American engineer and a NASA astronaut

Ronald John Garan Jr. – NASA astronaut

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10:50am - 11:20am

Every Woman Every Child Innovators

Zubaida Bai - CEO, Ayzh

Anna Franceschi - Deputy Director, Circle of Health International (COHI)

Dr. Peter Onyango Sangoro - Research Fellow

Ralph Sudfeld - President and CEO, Assist International (GE’s implementing partner)

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11:30am - 12:00pm

Women and the spiraling refugee crisis

Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan

Alaa Murabit - Global Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador

Ashley Wolfington - Reproductive Health Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Chris Temple - Documentary filmmaker

Andrea Sanke - TRT World

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12:00pm

Live from Aleppo - A first hand report on a humanitarian situation

Alaa Murabit - Global Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador

Hamza al-Khatib - Doctor in East Aleppo

Ismail Alabdullah - Journalist

Dan Thomas - Director of Communications & Spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly

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1:00pm - 1:30pm

A World on the Move - Conversations with refugees and migrants on the outcomes and looking back at the UN Summit for refugees and migrants

Leonard Doyle - Spokesperson, International Organization for Migration

David Donoghue - Permanent Representative Ireland to the UN

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2:30pm - 3:00pm

Women's health or bust

Fshat Ul Hassan - Chairperson of the youth advocacy network Pakistan

Toyin Saraki - Founder-President of a Wellbeing Africa

Patrick McCrummen - Senior Director Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

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3:30pm - 4:00pm

Entrepreneurs for SDG Action

HRH Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Saudi Arabia

Georgie Benardete - Co-founder and Head of Strategy of Orchard Mile

Haroon Mokhtarzada - Founder of Trubill

Angela Mwanza - Senior Vice President-Wealth Management at UBS

Davis Smith - Founder & CEO of Cotopaxi

Ingrid Vanderveldt - Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020

Sergio Fernández de Córdova - Co-Founder & Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

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4:10pm - 4:40pm

Girls for Girls

Debra Jones - Director and UN Representative, Save the Children

Hiba Nabulsi - refugee advocate from Jordan

Anoyara Khatun - girls advocate from India

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9:00am – 9:30am

Communicating with Whales

James Nestor - Author and journalist, Darewin

Fred Buyle - freediver and uw photographer, Darewin

Fabrice Schnoller - Environmental engineer, Darewin

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10:15am – 10:45am

Summary of the SDG Year in One Week

David Nabarro - Special Adviser on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the United Nations Secretary General

Claudia Gonzalez Romo - Office of the Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change’s office

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11:00am – 11:30am

UNDP: "Home" short film screening

Presented by UNDP's Communications Director, Mila Rosenthal

11:35am – 12:15pm

Structures and development trends of Chinese internet companies

Dr. Meng Zhaoli - Vice Dean and Chief Economist of Tencent Research Institute

Qing Gu - Assistant Country Director Poverty Equity and Governance, UNDP

Dan Thomas - Director of Communications & Spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly

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12:30pm – 1:00pm

Indigenous Peoples and the SDGs

Susan Alzner - Head of United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

Ms. Chandra Roy-Henriksen - Chief, Secretariat United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNDPFII)

Mr. Roberto Borrero - UN Programs Consultant and Communications Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Making the SDGs Inspiring to the Public Starting with Children – Introducing Comics Uniting Nations and the World’s Largest Lesson

Alison Bellwood - Project Manager, The World's Largest Lesson

Natabara Rolloson - Co-Founder, COMICS UNITING NATIONS

Shannon O'Shea - Officer-in-Charge, Agenda 2030 Team, UNICEF

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Data Philanthropy - the power of Big Data for the SDGs

Anoush Tatevossian - Strategic Partnerships & Communications for UN Global Pulse

Jake Porway - Founder and Executive Director of DataKind

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3:45pm - 4:15pm

Engaging the World in the SDGs

H.E. Peter Thomson - President UN General Assembly

Margaret Novicki - Acting Director, Strategic Communications Division at United Nations

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SPEAKERS

AHMAD ALHENDAWI

United Nations Secretary-Generals Envoy On Youth

Amir Dossal

Global Partnership Forum

Andrea Bocelli

Singer/Songwriter

Anousheh Ansari

Prodea Systems

CHIARA MIO

Benetton's Sustainability Committee

Christy Feig

Global Health Strategies

DAGNY SCOTT

Fearless Unlimited

DAVID NABARRO

United Nations

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