Social Good Summit has ended

01 Oct 2012


The Social Good Summit, which was a three-day global conference, has ended on 24 September. The premise of the Summit was that new media and technology are changing the way people communicate, but they can also help change the world for the better.

New Horizons - The Social Good Summit was a truly global event where many United Nations Agencies and Programmes organized local Social Good Summits around the world.

The Summit was organized in Nairobi, in Beijing and in New York simultaneously.

Throughout the Summit, the most exciting technology companies and innovators talked to people who can bring power, influence or capital to the table, and live-stream their conversations back to the main Summit in New York – and around the world.

Hence, the Summit united a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea that is the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve greatest global challenges.

The main goal of the Summit was to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.

Helen Clark spoke of the importance of the Summit: “It was one of the largest global conversations on how to create a better world in human history. The Social Good Summit provided us with a unique opportunity to discuss how to eradicate extreme poverty.”