MDG 500 SCHEDULE

Join in the global #MDGmomentum conversation on August 18 from anywhere in the world.
View all the digital events below or navigate the schedule by time using the links below.

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8:30 am – 10:00 am ET - MDG500 Kick Off

Who: United Nations Foundation
Where: Watch the event live on Livestream
Description: To raise awareness around the progress related to the progress on the MDGs, the UN Foundation is hosting a roundtable breakfast discussion that will kick off the daylong digital surge. Learn more


9:00am – 9:45am ET - Poverty and Hunger: A Solutions Approach

MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
Who: United Nations Foundation
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Join United Nations Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Calvin, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of External Relations and Advocacy at UN Development Programme, Michael O’Neill, and other UN experts and MDG advocates for a conversation on MDG 1. Tune in to learn about work being done by the United Nations and organizations around the world to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger for the next 500 days and beyond. Learn more


9:00 am – 10:00 am ET - The Connection Between Poverty and Violence

MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
Who: International Justice Mission
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Join a Google+ Hangout on August 18 with IJM VP of Government and Advocacy, Holly Burkhalter, and Kieran Dwyer, Chief of Communications at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Learn more


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET – Why Men Matter to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

Who: Girls Globe, Promundo, MenCare and Men Engage
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: A Google Hangout discussion on the role of men in improving maternal and newborn health. Learn more


9:00 AM ET – Photo Rally: Accelerating Progress on the MDGs

Who: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Where: Twitter (@UNDP)
Description: This all-day Twitter & Photo Rally hosted by UNDP will highlight MDG progress throughout the day and showcase compelling photos from around the world. Join in and follow using #MDGmomentum!


10:00 am – 11:00 am ET – The Power of Educating a Girl

MDG 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Who: Girl Up, A World at School
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Not all girls have the chance to go to school. In fact, more than 60 million girls of primary and secondary school age are not in school. Equal treatment in education for girls is a human right and is a means of achieving progress in other areas of development. Join this Google+ Hangout for an in-depth look at girls’ education — the statistics, the progress that has been made, and the work we have left to do to ensure every girl’s right to go to school is realized. Learn more


10:00 am – 11:00 am ET - Achieving Universal Primary Education

MDG 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Who: Mocha Moms
Where: Twitter (@MochaMoms)
Description: The importance of universal primary education, from the perspective of moms.


11:00 AM ET – 500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals

An interactive conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Malala Yousafzai, and moderated by Amy Robach
Who: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Malala Yousafzai, and moderated by Amy Robach
Where: Watch the Webcast Live Here.
Description: Join the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and education advocate and co-founder of the Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai, for an interactive conversation about the Millennium Development Goals. They will talk and take questions from young people about how we can all play our part to achieve the MDGs, from boosting education, eliminating poverty and hunger, and empowering women and girls to protecting the environment, improving maternal health and combating infectious diseases. The discussion will be moderated by Amy Robach, news anchor with ABC’s Good Morning America.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET - MDG 3: Why Youth Matter

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Girls Globe
Where: Twitter (@GirlsGlobe)
Description: The role of youth in promoting gender equality and empowering women.


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET – Where Are The Men?

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: DAI

Where: Twitter (@DAIGlobal)
Description: This Twitter chat will focus on the roles and responsibilities men have in empowering and promoting women in their societies.


11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET - Photo Relay: The Visual Story of #MDGmomentum

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Jhpiego & the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program
Where: Twitter, Instagram (@Jhpiego & @mchipnet)
Description: Share your #MDGmomentum photos with @Jhpiego or @mchipnet, as we build a visual tapestry of the great work occurring around the world to achieve the MDGs for women, children and their families. Share photos of innovative programs, successful outcomes, inspirational moments—anything that visually depicts #MDGmomentum.


11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET – Serving to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Atlas Corps
Where: Twitter (@atlascorps)
Description: This Twitter Chat hosted by Atlas Corps will highlight MDG 3 progress throughout the world, showcasing stories and work from our +300 Fellows in over 60 countries. Join in and follow using #MDGmomentum!


11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET – MDG 3: Women and Democracy

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
Who: Women’s Democracy Network
Where: Twitter (@WDN)
Description: A discussion on how a robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women.


12:00 PM – 12:15 PM ET – Every Woman Every Child: #Commit2Deliver for Women’s and Children’s Health

MDGs 4, 5, and 6: Reduce Child Mortality; Improve Maternal Health; Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
Who: Every Woman Every Child
Where: Twitter (@UnfEWEC)
Description: Join the Every Woman Every Child movement, launched by the UN Secretary-General to improve women’s and children’s health, to learn about the progress we’re making and the need to #Commit2Deliver for women and children.


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET – 500 Day Milestone

MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Who: Mom Bloggers for Social Good
Where: Twitter (@socialgoodmoms)
Description: How can we achieve MDG 4 with just 500 days left? Spotlighting solutions worth scaling.


12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ET – Vaccines: A Global Investment

MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Who: Shot@Life
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Join a conversation with Shot@Life Champions on the current state of MDG 4, the issue of child mortality, and how Shot@Life is working to address it. Join in on August 18 to hear why Shot@Life and MDG 4 are critical to reducing child mortality and working to improve lives around the world.


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET – Improve Maternal Health In Africa

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Esther Agbarakwe, MamaYe Africa, Development Innovation, Save The Children, Digital Media Development Initiative, TSHIP Nigeria, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, ARFH
Where: Twitter
Description: A Twitter chat about the achievements in Africa towards meeting MDG5 and how technology, social media, and policy change can help continue progress. Learn more


12:15 pm -12:45 pm ET – Energy Access to Save Children’s Lives

MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Who: Energy Access Practitioner Network
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: A google+ hangout session on reducing child mortality through better access to clean, reliable energy solutions; panel will bring together perspectives from experts and practitioners.


12:30 PM – 1:00PM ET – Progress Towards Children’s Health: The Power of Vaccines

MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Who: Shot@Life, Measles and Rubella Initiative, GAVI Alliance, United Nations Foundation

Where: Twitter (@ShotAtLife)
Description: The Measles & Rubella Initiative and the Shot@Life campaign will host a Twitter chat to answer questions about measles vaccination and the global effort to eliminate measles and rubella. Experts from these organizations and other partners, such as GAVI, will be available to discuss the progress being made to achieve MDG4. Join the conversation by following #MDGMomentum and #MDG4.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET – Ramping Up Momentum: Improving Maternal Health Around the Globe

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Where: Twitter (@EGPAF)
Description: This Twitter chat will bring together global experts in all facets of maternal and global health. We will discuss how efficient and integrated health systems can improve maternal health as well as the overall health of women, children, families and communities. Join us using the hashtag #MDGMomentum and #MDG5.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET – Strengthening Systems to Save Mothers’ Lives

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Chemonics International

Where: Twitter (@Chemonics)
Description: How can countries take more ownership of their health systems to improve the quality of maternal health services? During this Twitter Q&A, hear from a panel of health experts around the world as they answer questions about the role of country ownership as we enter the post-2015 MDGs era.


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET – The Power to Plan: Increasing Access to Family Planning

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Universal Access Project, Women Deliver, UNFPA, FP2020
Where: Twitter (@UnivAccessProj)
Description: Join the twitter chat, August 18, to learn about the work being done to increase family planning around the world. The discussion will focus on the challenges, successes, and progress around family planning while highlighting the importance of MDG 5 and access to family planning around the world. Join us using the hashtag #MDGMomentum.


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET – Mejorar La Salud Materna

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: PAHO, United Nations Foundation
Where: Twitter (@FundacionONU, @opsoms)
Description: This Spanish-language Twitter chat with PAHO and the UN Foundation will focus on the progress of MDG 5 in Latin American countries. Follow and join the conversation using #MDGmomentum.


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET – Real Solutions That Are Saving Mothers Lives

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Global Moms Challenge
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: What technologies, innovations and healthcare solutions are driving progress on #MDG5? Join the Global Moms Challenge for a G+ Hangout on “Real Solutions That Are Saving Mothers Lives”. Our conversation will include representatives from Johnson & Johnson, MAMA, and Mothers2Mothers as we dive into what’s really working and what more we can do more to save mothers’ lives around the world.


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET – #YouthVoices for the MDGs and Beyond

MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health
Who: Johnson & Johnson
Where: Twitter Chat (@JNJGlobalHealth)
Description: A conversation facilitated by @JNJGlobalHealth on the role of #YouthVoices in the final 500 days of the MDGs, and the importance of #YouthVoices in the post-2015 agenda. Follow @JNJGlobalHealth and #YouthVoices to join the conversation!


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET – The Last 500: Continuing the Fight Against Malaria, HIV/AIDS, & Other Diseases

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Who: Nothing but Nets
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Join the conversation with Nothing But Nets and other UN partners and experts on the progress that has been made in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and efforts that continue toward achieving MDG 6 in the last 500 days and beyond.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET – Facebook Chat with AIDS and Preventable Disease Expert Erin Hohlfelder

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Who: ONE Campaign
Where: Facebook (Facebook.com/ONE)
Description: On Facebook, we’re hosting a chat with ONE Global Health Policy Director Erin Hohlfelder. She’ll answer any questions you have about HIV/AIDS, malaria and preventable disease. Ask her questions about:
- Where we stand in eradicating HIV/AIDS
- What the biggest progress on MDG 6 has been in the past 15 years
- How YOU can help build momentum around preventable disease
Learn more


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET – Global Health: Fighting the Fight, Forecasting the Future

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Who: Futures Group
Where: Twitter (@FuturesGroupGbl)
Description: A Twitter chat about challenges, solutions and opportunities in global health.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET – Empowering Women and the MDGs: Progress Achieved and Challenges Ahead

Who: UNA-USA and UNA Women
Where: Nationwide Conference Call (U.S./Canada Dial-in: 877-681-3374; Passcode: 3720536)
Description: As we mark #MDGMomentum, join UNA-USA and UNA Women for a discussion on empowering women in the context of the MDGs on Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Hear from experts on women’s empowerment including Daniel Seymour, Deputy Director of Programs for UN Women, and Emily Courey Pryor, Senior Director of Women and Girls Initiatives at the UN Foundation. Alice Dahle of UNA Women will also give an overview of this affinity group’s mission and activities. Learn more
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3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET – MDG 7 & Biodiversity in Africa

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: Kate Berrisford, Green Africa Directory
Where: Twitter
Description: This Twitter Chat will explore the achievements in Africa towards meeting MDG 7B, discussing which organizations are involved in biodiversity conservation in Africa, and how new media and technology can help achieve progress on the MDGs and be incorporated into plans to implement the SDGs. Learn more


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET – Climate Change

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: The Climate Group
Where: Twitter (@ClimateGroup)
Description: A Twitter chat on the new low carbon economy, and how businesses and sub-national governments are leading the way.


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET – Water and Sanitation

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: Water Aid America
Where: Twitter (@WaterAidAmerica)
Description: A Twitter chat on the intersection of water scarcity and poverty.


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET – #Climate: Always Urgent, Now Personal

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: Zaw Thet, Palindrome Advisors
Where: Twitter Chat, @zawthet
Description: As we mark #MDGMomentum, join Zaw Thet for a Twitter Chat focusing on the importance of technology and social media to tackle climate change. Follow the hashtag #MDGmomentum to join the conversation and see how you can play a part to ensure environmental sustainability.


3:00 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET – Sanitation: Breaking the Silence

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: United Nations Foundation
Where: Twitter (@unfoundation)
Description: Join UN experts, global health champions, and organizations around the world for a 30-minute twitter rally focused around the importance of sanitation and the work being done to break the silence. For 30 minutes we will tweet out stories of individuals and organizations around the world who are working to advance sanitations around the globe. Join in using the Hashtag #MDGmomentum and #MDG7 to share a story


3:15 pm – 4:00 pm ET – Building a Better Tomorrow: The Fight to Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Who: Climasphere
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Hear from experts at the UN and other organizations on the progress that has been made to ensure environmental sustainability (MDG 7). Listen as experts share their success stories, recognize challenges, and inspire further action in the next 500 days and beyond.


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET – MDG 6, the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Preventable Disease

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases
Who: ONE Campaign, (RED)
Where: Twitter (@RED, @ONECampaign)
Description: On Twitter, we’ll be sharing the most important milestones and progress on MDG 6 since 2000, when the MDGs were first created. Retweet incredible success stories and facts from ONE and (RED). Learn more


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET – Partnering for Women’s Economic Empowerment

MDG 8: Develop A Global Partnership for Development
Who: UN Women

Where: Facebook Chat
Description: A Facebook chat about the importance of MDG 8 and global collaboration around women’s economic empowerment. The chat will kick off with an overview of www.EmpowerWomen.org—a global online platform—that links development partners with local stakeholders to advance women’s economic empowerment. Participants will share success stories from partnerships in their communities.


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET – Innovative Partnerships for Good

MDG 8: Develop A Global Partnership for Development
Who: United Nations Foundation
Where: Google+ Hangout
Description: Are you interested in learning how companies, governments, organizations, and individuals are working together to advance the MDGs? Tune in to our conversation on MDG 8 to hear how cross-sector partnerships and global collaboration are improving lives.


4:00 pm – 4:30pm ET – The Importance of Global Partnership for Development

MDG 8: Develop A Global Partnership for Development
Who: +SocialGood, MJ Degadjor, Shariha Khalid, Tomás de Lara
Where: Twitter (@Plus_SocialGood)
Description: A Twitter chat about the importance of MDG 8 and global collaboration around development. Participants will share success stories from partnerships in their communities and share best practices for supporting global partnerships for development. Learn more


5:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET – Keeping the Momentum Going: 500 Days that Matter for our Future

Who: United Nations Foundation
Where: Twitter (@unfoundation)
Description: The United Nations Foundation and MDG advocates from around the world will close out the MDG 500 day by flooding twitter with MDG success stories using the hashtag #MDGmomentum. Add your voice by joining in the twitter relay: Just share a story on how the MDGs are improving the world!


*This schedule will continue to be updated leading up to August 18. Check back to see new conversations, new speakers, and exciting new content.

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MDG 1 - Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
MDG 2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3 - Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
MDG 4 - Reduce Child Mortality
MDG 5 - Improve Maternal Health
MDG 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases
MDG 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
MDG 8 - Global Partnership for Development