UNGA

Goals House

UNGA 2020

In 2020, Project Everyone and freuds partnered with Soho House to host a week-long series of events in London, New York and Berlin, with satellite events in Abu Dhabi and Kigali. Discussions centred around the key themes of the Global Goals, including: how to disrupt global hunger, tech and innovation, the great green reset, clean water and sanitation, restoring the oceans and breaking the barriers to women’s health.

All events were streamed virtually and instant updates on Instagram at @goalshouse and on LinkedIn at @goalshouses.
See below for recordings of all the Goals House @ UNGA events.

Sunday 20th September 2020

#BLM: THE MOVEMENT OF OUR GENERATION

Afua Hirsch, Author | Lewis Hamilton, Six-Time F1 World Champion | Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London | Basma Khalifa, Director

INVESTING IN AFRICA'S FEMALE FUTURE

Ross Kempsell, Times Radio | RT Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Minister for Women | Nimco Ali, Five Foundation | Georgina Campbell, Climacell.org

RE-THINKING AND REBUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FASHION INDUSTRY

Sarah Kent, Business of Fashion | Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council | Cigdem Kurtulus, RB | Gail Gallie, Project Everyone & Fashion Avengers | Maria Srivastava, Pangaia

Monday 21st September 2020

SCALING INNOVATIONS TO DISRUPT GLOBAL HUNGER

Bernhard Kowatsch, World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator | Bayly Mattes, Salesforce | Jeffrey Oatham, Delivery Hero | Joyce Shen, Tenfore Holdings | Saswati Bora, World Economic Forum

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR THE SDGS

Lubomila Jordanova, PlanA.Earth | John Blood, AB InBev | Rowan Barnett, Google.org | Vera Hahn, Bayer | H.E. Dr Fitsum Aseefa Adela, Minister of Planning & Development Commission for Ethiopia | H.E. Salama Al Ameemi, Ma’an

IS DATA THE NEW OIL?

Bennett Richardson, Protocol | Chris Powell, Commvault | Damian Bradfield, WeTransfer | Michelle Lancaster, Microsoft | Abhijit Sunil, Forrester Research

HARNESSING THE POWER OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE THE SDGS

Jessica Espey, SDSN TReNDS | Dr Hayat Sindi, IsDB | Jacquelline Fuller, Google.org | Matthias Berninger, Bayer AG

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

BREAKING BARRIERS FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

Tania Bryer, CNBC | Natalia Vodianova, Flo Health | Patty O’Hayer, RB | Vera Hahn, Bayer | Mariarosa Cutillo, UNFPA

TECH AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Nick Thompson, WIRED | H.E. Dr Tariq bin Hendi, Abu Dhabi Investment Office | Stasia Mitchell, EY Private | Hanan Harhara Al Yafei, Hub71 | Kai Fu Lee, Sinovation Ventures

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION SAVES LIVES

Matt Mace, Edie.Net | Ezgi Barcenas, Ab InBev | Gary White, Water.Org | Alice Moore, RB | Mai-Lan Ha, UNGC CEO Mandate

30% BY 2030 I RESTORING OUR OCEANS TO SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE

Elsa Palanza, Barclays | Peter Thomson, UN Secretary - General's Special Envoy for the Ocean | Professor Callum Roberts, University of Exeter | Professor Carlos M Duarte, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | Shaha Hashim, Blue Marine Foundation | Dr. Arlo Brady, freuds

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

THE GREAT GREEN RESET: REBUILDING SUSTAINABLY

Dan Murphy, CNBC | H.E. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al-Marar, The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy | H.E. Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi | Vivian Schiller, Aspen Digital | Alan Smith, Agthia Group

100 HEADS: PORTRAITS OF REFUGEES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Emma Freud, Broadcaster | Marc Quinn, Artist | Adiam Yemane, from Eritrea | Ahmed Mohammed, from Nigeria

OPENING THE TECH SECTOR TO AFRICAN WOMEN

Nathalie Munyampenda, Kepler | Eniola Mafe, World Economic Forum | Tola St. Matthew-Daniel, freuds US

DINE WITH PURPOSE

Tracy McVeigh, The Guardian | H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Abu Dhabi Investment Office | Dr Ute Klamert, UN World Food Programme | Rebecca Marmot, Unilever | Tony Milikin, ABInBev | Vivek Bapat, SAP Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD Goodwill Ambassador | Sara Mbago-Bhunu, IFAD East and Southern Africa Division | James Cathcart, Head Chef, Farmacy

Thursday 24th September 2020

WILL THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC FAST TRACK THE HEALTHTECH REVOLUTION?

John Defterios, CNN International | Bernardo Mariano Junior, WHO | H.E. Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Abu Dhabi Department of Health | Patty O’Hayer, RB | Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Abu Dhabi Public Healthcare | Ashish Koshy, G42 Healthcare

WOMEN AND GIRLS, CONNECTED: TECH FOR GENDER EQUALITY

Andrew Dunnett, SDGS | Patricia Obo-Nai, Vodafone Ghana | Jessica Posner Odede, Girl Effect | Nimco Ali OBE, Five Foundation | Deborah Joseph, Glamour

CREATIVITY & RECOVERY: THE HEALING POWER OF ARTS AFTER TRAUMA & CONFLICT

Katy Wickremesinghe, KTW London | Fady Jameel, Community Jameel | Lord Ed Vaizey, Former UK Minister for Culture, Communications & Creative Industries | Christopher Bailey, WHO | Hannah Rose Thomas, Artist | Dr Maher Nawaf, Yazda UK | Antonella Caruso, LAMEDINA Institute | Injonge Karangwa, University of Global Health Equity

THE GLOBAL GOALS ARE IN BUSINESS: 10 YEARS TO GO

Gail Gallie, Project Everyone | Richard Curtis, SDG Advocate | Kelly Joscelyne, Mastercard | Alan Jope, Unilever | Bethel Tadesse, Project Everyone | Halla Tomasdottir, B Team & Imperative21 | Yonca Dervisoglu, Google

Friday 25th September 2020

NATIONS UNITED: URGENT SOLUTIONS FOR URGENT TIMES

Karthi Gnanasegaram, Broadcaster | Kate Garvey, Project Everyone | Stuart McLaughlin, Google.org

AFRICA ACCELERATED: HOW CAN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION ADVANCE TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT?

Fiona Muthoni, CNBC Africa | Yves Iradukunda, Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda | Nathalie Munyampenda, Kepler | Eniola Mafe, World Economic Forum | Patrick Buchana AC Group Ltd

IS THERE AN ECONOMIC SILVER LINING TO THIS CRISIS?

Billy Nauman, FT | H.E. Dr Bandar Hajjar, IsDB Group | Brian O’Hanlon, Rocky Mountain Institute | Delilah Rothenberg, The Predistribution Initiative | Jaakko Kooroshy, FTSE Russell

EMBRACING CIRCULARITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT

Kate Robertson, One Young World | Ezekiel Chisenga Sekele, AB InBev – Zambia | Siphokazi Mthathi, Oxfam South Africa | Ashish Gadnis, BanQu Inc

Further Events

FROM THE STUDIO

Matt Barbet was joined by fellow hosts, Mehreen Baig, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Mwaka Mudenda, Emma-Louise Boynton and Gail Gallie and spoke to… Àsìkò, visual artist and Peju Osin, curator & educator | Alice Cartner -Morley, Republic @ freuds | Chris Loughran, The HALO Trust | Hannah Cameron, Project Everyone | Jamie Crummie, Too Good Too | Oliver Jeffers, artist |Patrick Hutchinson, Viral hero & Personal Trainer | Poppy Jamie, Happy Not Perfect | Seyi Shay, singer | Zeina Durra, writer-director

FIRESIDE

A night in with Dazed - Ramla Ali, boxer and model in conversation with Thomas Gorton, Digital Editor, Dazed | Protocol Profile: Driving Digital Transformation and Harnessing Tech to Fight Covid-19 - Rwandan ICT Minister Paula Ingabire in conversation with Kevin McAllister | Culture through Covid - a discussion between HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi & Dr Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A

2019 events

UNGA House 2019 hosted a series of high-profile events and discussions set in New York’s iconic Central Park.

The Great Green Wall: A Wall To Unite a screening with Academy Award nominated producer Fernando Meirelles hosted by UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw, Juergen Voegele, Global Director of Climate Change at The World Bank, Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland with live music for Waje, Songhoy Blues and Ricky Kej.

Opening nightcap hosted by Richard Curtis and Trisha Shetty.

The Future Present is Female: how women are key to achieving Global Goal 3 a discussion hosted by Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President Johnson & Johnson, hosted by Samantha Barry, Editor, Glamour US with Amika George, Amani al-Khatahtbeh, Angeli Achrekar and Flaviana Matata.

‘Our Blood’ - A preview of the artwork - a collaborative sculpture raising awareness of the global refugee crisis - hosted by Marc Quinn, David Miliband and Trudie Styler.

“From Insight to Impact: how can we channel the world’s information to help solve the world’s challenges?” a breakfast discussion with Gillian Tett, FT, Paul Todd, CEO GLG, Guillermo Miranda, IBM, Tony Milikin, AB InBev and Katie Barton, EY.

The BCIU reception in support of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development hosted a discussion of universal healthcare with H.E. Mrs Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda, First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H.E. Mrs Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia and S.E. Mme Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi, Première Dame de la République Démocratique du Congo.

The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap Reception - a guide to catalysing action on the climate crisis, with a discussion of the role the digital revolution can play in halving Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 hosted by Prof Johan Rockstrom, Gail Gallie, Suzanne DiBanca and Commvault.

The (RED) Bank of America Club Lounge - with Woody Harrelson and Ben Stiller.

The Islamic Development Bank and Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative with Forrest Whitaker hosted a discussion on youth innovation.

Haus of Fin Tech hosted a working session about FinTech’s role in delivering Goal 17 with leaders across industries sharing bold ideas over how financial services and technology can be central to facilitating future progress.

2019 events

World Food Programme Breakfast Panel explored how the creative and entertainment community can play a vital role in communicating hunger and global issues with Corinne Woods, Taleb Brahim, Katy Loria and Pranav Yadab.

ZSL x The FT host a breakfast discussion between Billy Nauman, FT Moral Money and Dr. Gitanjali Bhattacharya, ZSL focussed on innovative financing as a tool for mobilising finance to achieve the Global Goals.

Future of Leadership panel hosted by the Wall Street Journal and reception with Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever.

Project Everyone hosted the ‘Business Avengers’ dinner with Richard Curtis and businesses including Mars, RB, Salesforce, Google, Nike, Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola, Mastercard, Microsoft, ARM and SAP.

Are we washing our hands of Girls' Futures: Toilets will transform the world hosted by RB, water.org and Global Citizen with the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu with Kevin Rudd, Trisha Shetty, DJ Cuppy, Karin Krchnak, Jenifer Colpas, Falana and Gary White.

2020: Decade of Delivery nightcap hosted by Project Everyone with Meg Ryan.

Sustainable Fashion and the Goals - A panel hosted by Deborah Joseph, Editor, Glamour UK with Rachelle Hruska, CEO and Founder, Lingua Franca; Eva Kruse, CEO and President, Global Fashion Agenda; Hana Kajimura, Sustainability Manager, Allbirds.

‘Building a Movement for Zero Malaria’ panel with Malaria No More. Speakers included: Christoph Benn, (Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance, APLMA and M2030 Champions Council); Anna Easton, (Dentsu Aegis Network); Olivia Ngou, (CS4ME – Global Civil Society for Malaria Elimination); Xenya Scanlon, (RBM Partnership to End Malaria); Kate Wills, (Malaria No More) and moderated by Tania Bryer CNBC.

Community Jameel lunch to pioneer social change and lift communities out of poverty with Schmidt Futures, MIT, and The Rockefeller Foundation.

Making Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy a Reality, What’s Next? Hosted by David Erritzoe, Imperial College London, Khaliya, Health Futurist and Co-Founder of Falkora, George Goldsmith CEO and Co-founder of Compass Pathways.