CPF Board Chair Laura Turner Seydel highlights the United Nations 2015 NGO Conference

Advancing Global Common Good
By Laura Turner Seydel / EcoWatch
For seven decades, the United Nations (UN) has been a place for people and countries to exchange words instead of weapons and strengthen cooperation to help solve our world’s most pressing challenges. In 2015, civil society’s ideas, talents and passion are needed more than ever.

The 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations harnessed civil society’s energy while celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the UN. The three-day conference stayed true to its theme: Honoring the Past, Recognizing the Present and Imagining the Future. International civil society constituencies and NGO stakeholders gathered to celebrate their successes and leaders over the years and provide an opportunity to build civil society’s capacity to implement the UN’s post-2015 agenda of the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). I learned a great deal from each and every speaker and panel. Read Full Article on EcoWatch

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of the United Nations new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. You can learn more about each goal at SustainableDevelopment.UN.org