Solutions Summit: Watch video of the event and learn about the projects profiled
Photos: Diane Bondareff
On the evening of 27 September 2015, the Solutions Summit at UN Headquarters turned attention toward breakthrough solutions for achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), immediately following the conclusion of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The event began with 14 ‘lightning talks’ profiling innovative projects selected through an open, global application process conducted by UN-NGLS. The project leaders then discussed how to scale these projects for greater impact with senior policymakers, investors, industry leaders, and leaders from the UN, philanthropy and civil society. After these discussions, participants gathered to celebrate the adoption of the SDGs and commit to action for their implementation. The Solutions Summit initiative will continue as a long-term effort to lift up and convene resources around exceptional innovators who are already delivering solutions that address one or more of the 17 SDGs.
The Solutions Summit is led by the UN Foundation and UN-NGLS, in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Kenyan Ministry of Information Communications and Technology, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Fiji, and Project Everyone.