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  1. 1. <ul><li>International Young Professionals Foundation : </li></ul><ul><li>What is IYPF? </li></ul><ul><li>(12 slides – 2 minutes reading) </li></ul>
  2. 2. A thought… <ul><li>“ If you believe that every life has equal value, it’s revolting to learn that some lives are seen as worth saving and others are not. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The answer is simple, and harsh. The market does not reward saving the lives of these children, and governments did not subsidize it. So the children died because their mothers and their fathers had no power in the market and no voice in the system. </li></ul><ul><li>“ But you and I have both… </li></ul>
  3. 3. A thought… (2) <ul><li>“ We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism—if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. We also can press governments around the world to spend taxpayer money in ways that better reflect the values of the people who pay the taxes.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates - June 7, 2007 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Young Professionals <ul><li>Aged 21 to 40 in their early to middle careers are ideally placed to influence current and future change in the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled, connected, passionate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the corporate ‘system’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerically sizable global demographic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the hundreds of millions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tomorrow’s world leaders </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. IYPF <ul><li>IYPF was formed to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the powerful position and influence Young Professionals have both inside corporations and through government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage Young Professionals to actively help make a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the capacity of Young Professionals making a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Through information, knowledge, & connectivity </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Our focus <ul><li>United Nations Millennium Development Goals represents the greatest achievement humanity could reach to create the largest improvement to the human condition to 2015. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 goals established to highlight the areas of greatest need </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. IYPF Snapshot <ul><li>Established 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Members in over 130 countries </li></ul><ul><li>President - Gregory Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>CEO - Cameron Neil </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dato Yee Lee Cheong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof Tiny Ridley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poonam Ahluwalia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mei Ng </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Recent Activity <ul><li>Held 3 rd International Young Professionals Summit in the UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keynote by Jeffrey Sachs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requested summit communiqué </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attended by young professionals from 25 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.iyps.org </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Current Projects <ul><li>Global Gathering: StandUp event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Localised events to bring together YP’s to network and be informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal to have 50 events across the globe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>mdgpledge.org/sig </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email signature campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: 100,000 signatures changed = 100 million emails promoting MDG’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appoint MDG Champions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Projects in the pipeline <ul><li>onedoes.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A project to highlight 1000 of the most outstanding young professionals achieving change across the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>mdgpledge.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web site to promote actions and behaviors Young Professionals can engage in to impact upon the MDG’s </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Future <ul><li>Attending UN Global Innovation Forum for Education and Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenting on new projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-engagement with CHOGM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IYPF attended in 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obtaining consultative status within the UN </li></ul>
  12. 12. Getting Involved <ul><li>Host or attend a local Global Gathering event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>StandUp – 17 th to 19 th October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote the MDG’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your email signature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.mdgpledge.org/sig </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Become a member of IYPF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Member – no cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Member - AU$55 </li></ul></ul>
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