Sustainable Development Goals in Action at Solutions Summit

Planetary warming and harsh weather conditions continue-on relentlessly; millions of people still live in desperate conditions with basic needs like access to clean drinking water and health care unfulfilled; gender inequality and childhood marriage persist worldwide.

Global problems demand global solutions

If we are to meet the universal call to action to accomplish the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we must each do our part in the struggle for a life of dignity for all. The good news is that there are countless globally-minded entrepreneurs around the world that are taking initiative every day to help us achieve the world we want.

Over 19-21 September, between 12-1 PM EDT in the SDG Media Zone at the UN headquarters, we will hear from eleven exemplary individuals tackling the world’s most pressing problems at the 3rd annual Solutions Summit. From equipping Syrian children with STEM education, to providing smallholder farmers with solar-powered irrigation, to using self-diagnostic tools to break the cycle of poverty, these entrepreneurs are committed to changing the lives of those around them and ensuring that our collective future is brighter than our present.

The Solutions Summit is a catalytic event that aims to elevate extraordinary solution-makers and connect them with the strategic advice, networks, and partners they need to scale up their efforts and increase impact. Each day of the three-day event will focus on a different theme, including Education & Economic Empowerment (September 19), Food, Water & Energy (September 20) and Health (September 21).

If you can’t participate in-person, make sure to join the conversation by watching the pitches live at and commenting or asking a question using #SDGLive, or tweeting @SDGSolutions.

Thank you to the UN Foundation and its partners, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), the Global Innovation Exchange, and shift7, for making this year’s annual Solutions Summit possible.