1. Where the whole world takes the stage.......
United Nations General Assembly Hall
New York City
From the Office of:
The UN MDG Awards Committee
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Introducing the Awards
On September 12, 2007, Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa (2nd from right); President of the 61st session of the
General Assembly, along with Amb. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy of Madagascar; Amb. Francis Lorenzo
of the Dominican Republic; and Grammy Awards producer, Nile Rodgers along with the MDG Award
designer William Ho (far left), joined together at the UN for a press conference to announce plans for a
United Nations MDGs Awards Festival to be held as an annual focus in the world calendar.
The objective To create public understanding of the Millennium Development
Goals and their importance to our global community, and to
galvanize support for their achievement by sharing what has been
accomplished and what needs to be accomplished
The venue The most famous stage on earth.....the United Nations General
Assembly Hall in New York City
The challenge To remind all peoples and nations - that this is ‘our’ world and
‘our’ future - and that positive change demands that each of us
feels empowered to become architects of the world in which we
wish to live
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To engage the eyes and ears of the world in a momentous annual event which
will continue to grow in impact and in global reach - and inspire a planetary
conversation about the biggest issues facing humankind.
Our challenge is to encourage the world to engage with the Millennium
Development Goals and in so doing begin rewarding the real eﬀorts and
sacriﬁces of individuals, nations and organizations which have the most impact
on bettering our world.
The entertainment event will be twinned with a ‘live’ and interactive consensus
forum which will act as a catalyst for engaging the world via social-networking
in an ongoing dialogue surrounding the importance of reaching the Goals target
date of 2015.
The MDGs Awards must become the most important awards ceremony on earth.
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8 Millennium Awards 1 Award Per MDG Category will be given to an outstanding project, individual,
organization or nation which has impacted the most in the respective areas
1 Lifetime Award 1 Award will be given to a remarkable individual which has impacted the world in
raising planetary consciousness
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poverty universal gender child maternal disease environmental global
& hunger education equality mortality health eradication sustainability development
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Filmed for a global international syndicated broadcast at the UN General Assembly
Hall, the inaugural show will rally the world toward a 7-year countdown on 2015.
The annual global focus event will act as the planetary catalyst to raising awareness
about the MDGs. The Show will be attended by UN Missions from all member states,
celebrities, Goodwill Ambassadors and Messengers of Peace, along with internation-
al luminaries from all walks of life. A lifetime achievement MDG-Award will be given
to a global luminary of international standing and renown.
The red-carpet event will consist of live music entertainment, cultural exposition and
will engender a positive and highly charged sense of global unity surrounding the
challenges set out by the Millennium Development Goals. Presenters will formally
announce the ﬁrst full Awards date and host-nation. It will also heavily promote
the global democratic highway across the world wide web via the dedicated portal:
MDG-NETWORK.COM which will invite worldwide nominations, votes and both
social and organizational networking around the Millennium Development Goals.
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The Global Conversation
Each year the MDG Awards event will be coupled with a round table forum
featuring some of the world’s greatest thinkers. The Global Impact Forum will be
‘hard-wired’ to the world-wide-web as an interactive platform for engendering a
consensual highway of democracy amongst people of the world. The
MDG-NETWORK.COM is launching as the world’s portal for this challenge.
The Global Impact Forum will concentrate and focus expressly on the
Millennium Development Goals - our greatest planetary initiative.
Participants will include Nobel Laureates, UN leaders, Heads-of-State and
celebrated luminaries - some in person and others through virtual connectivity.
On an annual basis, further participation will grow to include schools,
universities, NGOs and ministries - all invited in via the web-interaction to
discuss the critical issues facing humanity and our planet and focus on solutions.
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The Stars Link-in
The MDG Awards will be a major platform for spotlighting and showcasing the ongoing
humanitarian eﬀorts of some of our most celebrated international stars. We will be
featuring the campaigns and ﬁeld-trips of these celebrity Ambassadors and Messengers
of Peace. Many of them will feature in our growing web-campaign - drawing attention
to our world’s critical issues, encouraging participation and posing solutions. Look out for
them at the MDG Awards event! Some of these distinguished ﬁgures who are actively in-
volved in the push for a better world are: Angeline Jolie ‘UNHCR Goodwill
Ambassador’, Michael Douglas ‘UN Messenger of Peace’ , Geri Halliwell ‘UNFPA Goodwill
Ambassador’, George Clooney ‘UN Ambassador of Peace’ and Nicole Kidman ‘UNIFEM
Goodwill Ambassador’. (Follow the MDG Awards website for celebrity campaign updates)
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The Democratic Highway
Introducing a universal networking portal MDG NETWORK.COM. This engine
plans to open up a ‘global democratic highway’ on the world-wide-web, linking
the consensual voice of humanity committed to meeting the Millennium
Development Goals and bringing about a better world for all.
As a unique interactive networking platform it will unite people and organiza-
tions of the world from all nations - through a unique web environment. The
uniﬁed platform will evolve as an open-source repository of knowledge, wisdom
and solutions and is intended as an oracle for people of the world.
It is currently under ﬁrst-phase development and will launch in September 2008.
We look forward to further developing this portal with our growing family of
partner NGOs and corporate alliances from year to year.
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Executive Director Michael Jacobson
Executive Producer Sacha Stone
Managing Director Heidi Walters
Committee Chair H.E. Amb. Lorenzo
Vice-Chair H.E. Amb. Zina Andrianarivelo
Music Director Nile Rodgers
Director: UN Mission Relations H.E. Amb. Robert Tachie-Menson
Director of Community Relations Mr. Domingo Lorenzo
EcoSoc Relations - Africa H. E. Amb. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima
Director:Global Impact Forum Sacha Adams Stone
Moderator: Global Impact Forum Jonathan Glenn-Granoﬀ
Interfaith Advisor Gary L. Krupp KC*SG OStJ
Nobel Peace Summit Liaison Rune Hersvik
External Relations Bremley Lyngdoh
Public Relations Phil & Company, New York
WEB-CAMpaign Direction Kim Kindersley
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Production & Media HUMANITAD
Executive Producer Sacha Adams Stone
International Broadcast Producer Hal Uplinger
Awards Ceremony Event Producer Chris Wangro
Broadcast Direction Control Louis Horvitz
Music Director Nile Rodgers
External Relations Bremley Lyngdoh
Corporate Relations Richard Swift & Jude Smith Rachele (London)
International Talent Ciro Orsini
Technical Director Michael McLees
Webcast & I.T. Liaison Team Zen Player & Marius Milcher
Production & Direction credits include: e Academy Awards (current), e Grammys,
‘Live-Aid’, ‘Net-Aid’, ‘Sport-Aid’, e Kennedy Center Honors, e Millennium Telecast, e Emmy
Awards, e Great Wall of China Concert, e Superbowl, Pavarotti in the Park, e Popes Visit to
NYC 2008, e Presidents Summit on Americas Future, UN-Aid Commemoration at the General
Assembly Hall etc...
12. Uniting people, organizations and nations of the world
on a global democratic highway.....
Launching in September 2008.....a unique unified interactive platform incorporating
state-of-the-art video conferencing, telecommunications as well as individual and organizational
networking.......offering wisdom, knowledge sharing and problem solving via a dedicated cyber-universe.....
CONTACTS Executive Direction: Michael Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Heidi Walters email@example.com
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Corporate Relations: Richard Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
Diplomatic Aﬀairs: Amb. Francis Lorenzo ﬂorenzoun@gmail.com