Digital Media Event: Facebook and Instagram Host All-Access Preview of Upcoming 2013 Social Good Summit and UN General Assembly Week

On-The-Record Conversation Featuring Leaders From Facebook, The United Nations, Mashable, 92Y, United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, United Nations Development Programme, And The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New York, NY

September 11, 2013


Megan Rabbitt

Join Social Good Summit partners for an on-the-record preview of the 2013 Social Good Summit and themes related to the upcoming UN General Assembly on September 13 at 12:00 pm ET. This conversation, live streamed to the world and moderated by representatives of Facebook and Instagram, will also include a special announcement with Instagram about a special new feature of this year’s Summit.

Since 2010, the Social Good Summit has generated increasing attention, dialogue and real-time digital engagement about the issues discussed during New York’s annual U.N. Week and the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. This September 22-24, bloggers, digital influencers, press, celebrities, world leaders, engaged young citizens, CEO’s, non-profits and everyday citizens will gather to discuss their vision for #2030NOW and new ideas on how to leverage technology and new media to tackle global problems — in their communities, around the globe and as a worldwide constituency for social good.

The speakers for this exclusive curtain-raiser conversation on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET include leaders from each of the Social Good Summit partners:


  • Libby Leffler, Partner Manager, Facebook (moderator)
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General and Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations
  • Jennifer Diamond, Marketing Director, Mashable
  • Robb Skinner, Executive Director of New York Office Operations, United Nations Foundation
  • Asha Curran, Director, Center for Innovation and Social Impact, 92Y
  • Heather Johnson, Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Ericsson
  • Anu Palan, Senior Communications Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Boaz Paldi, Communications Department, United Nations Development Programme

Friday, September 13, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET.


To RSVP or for media inquiries please contact Darley Tom at dtom(at)unfoundation(dot)org

For more information on the 2013 Social Good Summit visit:


About the Social Good Summit Partners
The 2013 Social Good Summit is proudly presented by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ericsson.

Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 25 million unique visitors and 11 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

92nd Street Y 
92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, 92Y enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y in New York City annually and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit

United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.

United Nations Development Programme
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions. We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company’s net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.