This Friday, April 5, 2013, marks the 1000th day milestone leading up to the magical 2015. So how are we celebrating – a party with placards in the freezing cold? Not quite, but kinda.
The United Nations Foundation, the UN and more than 20 other partners around the world are joining forces online for Momentum1000, a global, 1,000 minute digital media rally to raise awareness and inspire action around the Millennium Development Goals, using the connecting hastag #MDGMomentum.
This sort of rally guarantees warm toes.
You know us well enough to know we love a digital dialogue. Well, we’ve been around for three months now, you better know us. So we’ll be taking part, asking questions, spreading the hashtag-shaped love.
For a full schedule of events for the whole 1000 minutes, go to http://momentum1000.org/, but here are a few of our top picks.
The kick off is at 8.30 EST over at @Momentum1000, so maybe start there. Just for kicks.
Then after that we’d recommend so many events, but one at 9am EST lead by from USAID Policy Director Steve Feldstein looks pretty interesting. Steve will discuss agency efforts to reduce poverty in connection with the MDG’s and the President’s call to end extreme poverty in the next two decades. Follow this mean talk at @USAID.
After you’ve had your daily mid-morning breakfast style lunch-snack (just me then?) at 11am EST switch things up a bit, get off Twitter and log into Google for a Hangout with Girl Up Teen Advisors, 10×10 and special guests to talk about the awesome power of adolescent girls around the world and their role in global development.
To take part in one that is focused on MDG-7 (sustainable development) head to The Climate Group’s Twitter profile @ClimateGroup at 3pm GMT on Friday April 5, to discuss how to create a #cleanrevolution for all. But we would say that.
While it may not make the headlines that placards and cold toes do, it will certainly make digital waves. It’s up to passionate people like you to keep this conversation going and celebrate the initiatives, commitment and diversity of partners around the globe who are working toward the MDGs.
Whatever happens post-2015 we know we can rely on the efforts of the people who make up this planet, whether world leaders are riding on our coattails, or not.
Photo by by jurvetson.