This week in New York City, PATH will join leaders from around the world for the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which is expected to focus on a range of issues, including poverty, women's rights, children, humanitarian aid, climate change, food safety, and education.
"Last year, world leaders came together to agree on a comprehensive vision for the world we want to create over the next 15 years," said PATH President and CEO Steve Davis. "Now is a pivotal time to stay focused on moving that agenda forward and putting innovation at the center of solutions to the world's pressing problems."
Timed with the week's events, PATH released two new publications that underscore the need to accelerate innovation to meet global health targets. Both address issues critical to the global discussion: the potential impact of select innovations in reducing maternal and child deaths, and the need to address market challenges to increase women's access to lifesaving medicines.
PATH representatives will also actively participate in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and the Social Good Summit—both happening concurrently with the General Assembly. Key events where you'll find PATH leaders include:
From September 19 to 21, PATH President and CEO Steve Davis will take part in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The event brings together heads of state, chief executives, government and nonprofit leaders, and scholars to analyze pressing global challenges, discuss solutions, and build lasting partnerships to create positive social change.
On September 19 and 20, PATH will participate in the Social Good Summit, an annual two-day conference on the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world sponsored by Mashable and the UN Foundation. This year's notable speakers include Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.
In addition, PATH's Advocacy Innovation Champion, Nigerian entrepreneur Adepeju "Peju" Jaiyeoba, will join to speak on the "Solutions for Saving Mothers and Babies in the World's Tough Spots" panel at the Summit's Social Good Master Class on September 19. The Social Good Master Class is an intimate gathering of some of the Social Good Summit's leading minds, bringing together top bloggers, problem solvers, big thinkers, and leaders in social media, technology and global development. To hear Peju and other leaders speak at the Social Good Summit, follow #2030NOW.
Posted September 17, 2016.