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International Day of Charity
5 September

Events

The Permanent Mission of Hungary, in cooperation with UNDP and philanthropic organizations, is organizing two panel discussions in New York to introduce new, innovative forms of charitable giving which are spreading around the world and explore how charity can become a formidable partner in realizing the future sustainable development goals.

Participation is by invitation. For more information, please contact: hungary@un.int

Time and venue of the event: September 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.; Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, New York.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS TO MARK THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY

Time and venue: September 5, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations
227 East 52nd Street, New York

Timing: 10:00-10:15 am

Panel discussion 1: Innovations in Charitable Giving

Timing: 10:15-11:15 pm

Moderator: Heather Grady, Senior Fellow, Global Philanthropy for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Panelists:

Panel discussion 2: Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy

Timing: 11:15-12:15 pm

Moderator: Ed Cain, Vice President, Hilton Foundation
Panelists:

The panel discussions will be followed by a lunch reception from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Event description:

The growth in sheer size as well as variety of forms of charity across the world creates unprecedented opportunity to engage philanthropy as a force for social change and rally them around the Post-2015 development vision. Private flows, including those from philanthropy, are increasing as a proportion of overall traditional financial flows. By its nature, philanthropic giving is more independent, responsive, nimble and opportunistic than traditional development assistance. There is little understanding about the possible roles charity can and should play in development and how to create bridges with official development giving. The discussion will present new, innovative forms of charitable giving which are spreading around the world and explore how charity can become a formidable partner in realizing the future sustainable development goals. Presenters will also reflect on how to build bridges between traditional donors’ assistance and the new models of social change driven by charity.

 

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