WFUNA attended the 2012 Social Good Summit this weekend on September 22nd, 2012 hosted at the 92 Y. The three-day conference was presented by the following: Mashable, United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 92Y, Ericsson, and UNDP. With speakers and participants covering all parts of the world, the global conversation was geared at advancing and utilizing innovative social media approaches to promoting change in the world.
On November 1st, WFUNA submitted its contribution to the UNCSD compilation document. In preparation for the Rio +20 conference, the UNCSD put out a call for input from Major Groups as identified in Agenda 21. Major Groups, including nongovernmental organizations, were invited to submit papers on how the world can move towards sustainable development. These submissions will result in a compilation document, which will be discussed by Member States during the second inter-sessional meeting 15-16 December 2011 in New York.