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UNICEF and partners bring child survival to the Social Good Summit

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed

Under the banner of Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, a movement for child survival is growing to re-energize, refocus and build on two decades of significant progress globally in reducing the number of deaths of children under the age of five.

On Monday, 24 September, UNICEF will host a segment at the Social Good Summit focused on child survival and how technology can help drive development, including how innovations and social media can help promote successes and work to be undertaken in ending preventable child deaths.

The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during the UN General Assembly week, it unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.

Now in its third year, the Summit is organized by Mashable, in partnership with the 92nd Street Y, UN Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Development Programme and Ericsson. It is the third time UNICEF appears at the Social Good Summit.

Monday, 24 September, 2012, 3:25 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Social Good Summit, 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY         


  • Zain Verjee, CNN Anchor and moderator
  • Dr. Hans Rosling, Professor and Chairman Gapminder Foundation;
  • Anthony Lake, Executive Director UNICEF;
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health, Ethiopia;
  • Clay Shirky, writer & educator; 
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator;
  • Angelique Kidjo, singer, song writer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Join the conversation on Twitter: Use the hashtag #promise4children and #SGSglobal

The event will be live-streamed at: http://www.apromiserenewed.org/

For further information, please contact:
Kathryn Donovan, UNICEF Media,
Tel + 1 212 326 7452 

Sarah Crowe, UNICEF Spokesperson 
Tel + 1 212 326 7206 




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