During the annual general debate of the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, ICV and Global Citizen, two leaders in campaigning and organizing around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will convene the best minds in movement building to equip change-makers and everyday citizens with the tools they need to understand, learn from, and share best practices.
In the evening session, ICV will host a VIP dinner for Heads of State and Government, senior UN leadership, CEOs, NGOs, Institutional Investors and Philanthropists to identify new opportunities to work together to solve the world’s greatest challenges.


Movements represent the collective power of people to affect the change they want to see in the world. And in these uncertain times, mass coordination and collaboration are arguably more important than ever.

Global Citizen believes in the potency of people fuelled movements, which is why the organization has spent years building one that mixes pop and policy, using the motivating forces of music, media and influencers to rally passionate advocates to join in Global Citizen’s vision of a world without extreme poverty.

On September 19, ICV and Global Citizen will partner to host the ‘Movement Makers Summit,’ which will bring together the best minds in movement building to equip young leaders across the developing world with invaluable insight to further their own missions. Through a series of dynamic panels, fireside chats and keynotes, experts from a diversity of fields – ranging across the arts, political, social good, and behavioral science spheres – will share their perspectives with an audience of 500 youth advocates, Global Citizens and other leaders on the subject.

In the evening session, ICV will host a VIP dinner for Heads of State and Government, senior UN leadership, select civil society representatives, institutional investors and philanthropists to identify new opportunities to work together to achieve shared objectives. With just thirteen years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global community needs to unlock innovative forms of financing at an unprecedented scale, redirect existing financial flows to be consistent with sustainable development, and catalyze responsible business growth to achieve the SDGs. Recognizing that building sustainable financial markets comes with diverse challenges, including overcoming market tendencies toward short-termism, the VIP Dinner will focus on identifying solutions all sectors must take to drive capital towards achieving the SDGs.

All profits of ICV Manhattan 2017, including donations which might arise, shall be distributed to 501c3 nonprofit organizations.


End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $2.50/day, with more than 1 billion people living on less than $1.25/day. Beyond income alone, what matters to people is whether they are able to realize their aspirations for themselves and their families. This means having food security, access to basic services such as healthcare, transportation and education, and living in peaceful, stable societies.

In the next 20 years, the brightest minds and breakthrough innovators will leverage their collective resources and shared aspirations to create companies that will reshape traditional industries. Over this same period, the world’s wealthiest are expected to transfer more than $30 trillion to their children and grandchildren who will inherit unprecedented wealth.

More than ever, we need business to be purposeful and pro-active in helping to ensure stability and drive social and economic transformation.

More than ever, institutional investors are redefining their investment strategies to be more impact-oriented and the world’s wealthiest are allocating capital to profits and nonprofits – companies, organizations and managers – focused on social impact and social good.

A strong foundation for impact-oriented strategies makes for a stronger future for the world; and, more than ever, the opportunity exists to attract investment capital by doing well and doing good.

Indeed engaging the 4 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid in a responsible and inclusive manner may be the biggest business opportunity of our day.


The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want – applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society and citizens from the outset.

Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the Global Goals. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.


We The People The Global Goals


We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all.



Advancing the Global Goals: A New Era of Collaboration

Private sector and public sector stakeholders, and leading leading investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their insights on how to achieve global sustainability.

USAID: Investing in Innovation

Innovation and technology is changing the way development work is done around the world. Learn about the best practices of the traditional approaches of development and how to overlay modern approaches to achieve greater results.

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

U.S. Global Development Lab

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), part of the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID’s open competition supporting breakthrough solutions to the world’s most intractable development challenges—interventions that could change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

DIV seeks to bring in new ideas for solving problems facing millions around the world – delivering more impact, for less money, with greater potential for sustainable scale. Inspired by the venture capital experience, DIV uses a tiered, evidence-based funding model to test ideas, gather evidence of what works, find failures quickly and cheaply, without long-term commitments, and continue to support only proven solutions.

The World Bank:  Working for a World Free of Poverty

The World Bank is committed to fighting poverty in all of its dimensions. We use the latest evidence and analysis to help governments develop sound policies that can help the poorest in every country improve their lives.

World Bank End Poverty by 2030

The World Bank has two ambitious goals: End extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. Learn about the inclusive businesses which are valuable pieces of the puzzle to help achieve these goals.




Global Citizen is the trading name of Global Poverty Project, Inc, a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On the Global Citizen platform you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. Together, we can end extreme poverty by 2030, because of the collective actions of Global Citizens across the world.

Since 2012, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over ten million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. That’s ten million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030.

To date, the actions by Global Citizen’s global community along with the organization’s high level advocacy efforts and with their partners, have resulted in 130 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over $30 billion that is set to affect the lives of 1 billion people.


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13:30  ICV International Day of Peace
14:00 14:30 A Message of Peace & Security
14:30 14:50 Lead by Example
14:50 15:10 The Chaeli Campaign
15:10 15:30 The Children's Village
15:30 15:50 Tuesday's Children
15:50 16:10 Well-Being Inspires Well-Doing
16:10 16:30 AIM2Flourish
16:30 16:50 New Era Model
16:50 17:10 The International Need for Education
17:10 18:00 Closing Remarks and Reception
18:30  VIP Dinner
13:30  Global Citizen: Movement Makers
14:00 14:30 A Message of Peace & Security
10:00 10:30 The Science of Movement Building: Opening Session
10:30 11:00 A Digital Revolution: Tech's Role in Building Movements 
11:00 11:30 CSR is Dead: What's Next?
11:30 12:00 Movements that Scare Us & What We Can Learn From Them
12:00 13:30 Networking Luncheon
13:30 14:00 How to Use Culture to Build a Movement
14:00 14:30 How to Build a Movement in a Night
14:30 15:00 How to Build a Movement that Outlives You
15:00 18:00 Workshops for Business Leaders and Investors
15:30  ICV Partnerships to End Poverty
14:30 15:30 Stakeholder Proposals for SDGs and Targets
15:30 17:30 Workshops for Innovators and Investors
18:30  VIP Dinner
12:30  VIP Lunch: United Nations Peace and Security Agenda
14:15  ICV Health and Gender Equity
14:30 14:50 UN Women: Gender and RMNCAH, A Framework for Action
14:50 15:10 Advancing the Global Goals: A New Era of Collaboration
15:10 15:40 Where is Healthcare in 2030?
15:40 16:10 Investing in Innovation
16:10 16:30 Maternal Health in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals
16:30 16:50  An Equal Share of Women in the Global Labour Market
16:50 17:10 Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: "The Future We Want"
17:10 17:30 “Women of Hope,” a Performance by Morley Kamen
17:30 18:00  Closing Remarks and Networking Reception
18:30  VIP Dinner


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ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals, September 17, 19 & 20
ICV International Day of Peace, September 17
ICV Health and Gender Equity, September 20