How can we end poverty? Join the global conversation with the United Nations on Facebook

01 Sep 2010

Join the conversation on Facebook

In the run-up to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in September, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a live, online Facebook conversation on the global fight against poverty and the actions required to achieve sustainable development.

The conversation, the first of its kind to be hosted by UNDP, aims to engage the public on the MDGs and the action plan that will be discussed by world leaders during the upcoming Summit.

During the Facebook conversation, UNDP Chief Helen Clark will be online answering questions about the MDGs and discussing their achievement with any member of the general public. Throughout the Summit, Miss Clark will also use the UNDP Twitter account to update the public on the latest developments and outcomes. She will sign her personal tweets with “^HC”.

What: Online Conversation on Ending Poverty
Who: Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
When: 15 September 2010, at 09:30 AM EST/ 2:30PM GMT
How: Event will broadcast live on UNDP Facebook Page and on Ustream.

How you can participate:

• By submitting your MDG-related questions to Miss Clark before the live broadcast through Facebook and Twitter (using @undp and #endpoverty) or simply by emailing: conversation@undp.org
• By sharing the event with your friends on Facebook
• We are also kindly asking you for your support to promote this event online by tweeting about it using #endpoverty and @UNDP as well as posting a banner to your blog or website.

The Global Conversation Event will be carried out with the support of several partners including Ustream, LinkedIn, WPP and Interaction London.