Rotary Day at the United Nations 2016 - Nov. 12th

Promoting a Sustainable World

Rotary Day at the United Nations is an annual event highlighting the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the United Nations (UN) lead around the world. Organized by the Rotary Representatives to the UN in New York, and attended by more than 1,500 Rotarians, Rotary Youth, UN officials, friends and guests, this event gives participants the opportunity to discover the many ways that clubs and districts can make a positive impact in their communities while addressing some of the world’s most pressing international challenges.

Global Citizens

Each year, more than 1,400 attendees—including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders—come together to share experiences and gain knowledge.

Topic Experts

Leadership from the United Nations and NGO community provide expert-level information and insight on current topics affecting the global community.

Young Leaders

A special program is designed for more than 750 young leaders to exchange ideas, learn about the UN system, and take another step towards becoming global citizens.

Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and share similar visions for a more peaceful world.

Attendee Experiences

Feedback from participants of Rotary Day at the United Nations in 2015.

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe.

Responsible Business, Resilient Societies

In keeping with President John Germ’s theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity” and in the wake of the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the 2016 Rotary Day at the United Nations focused on the theme of “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies.” Centered on the Economic and Community Development Area of Focus, the day addressed ways that Rotary, in partnership with the business sector, and the international community can achieve more equitable economic development in order to promote stable societies.

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