The 2nd Annual MDG Awards Honoring Celebrities, World and Civic Leaders in New York City

September 16, 2010

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Millennium Development Goals Awards (MDG) will once again take center stage in the capital of the world. The ceremony raises awareness about the critical work of the United Nations and honors the exceptional endeavors of select national governments, world and civic leaders and celebrities who are taking a stand and are contributing towards the Millennium Development Goals. The MDG goals include poverty, health, HIV/Aids, empowering women, education, climate change and developing a global partnership for development. Present on the red carpet will be heads-of-states and dignitaries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. The star-studded event will also be attended by Christie Brinkley, Gloria Gaynor, Lucy Woodward, among other artists. The Ambassador, Francis Lorenzo, Chairman of the MDG Awards Committee and South-South News will reveal how the new media platform in partnership with the United Nations and the private sector will help to raise public awareness about the MDG’s (Millennium Development Goals) and the building of “The Super Highway of the Southern Hemisphere” bridging the digital divide.

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    What:           MDG Awards Gala

    When:           Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Where:          Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor
                      301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

    Red Carpet:     6:30 p.m.  //   7:15 p.m. Dinner & Awards

    Press Registration: 5:00 p.m.  - 4th FLOOR -Punctuality is required due to
     strict security

    Mildred Espinoza - Director of Media Relations // 212-644-8789  //



South-South News is the media platform established to advance the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals through the sharing of best practices of the South-South and triangular Cooperation. Our organization in partnership with the United Nations, private and public sectors are working to create a platform for the “Super Highway of the Southern Hemisphere” – universal data movement access in the Southern Hemisphere for the purposes of providing internet connectivity and E-Government services including health applications, education programs, job creation and financial infrastructure. South-South News, the news bridging the digital divide.

www.southsouthnews.com // www.mdgawards2010.org // www.mdgawards.org


Introduced to the UN by H.E. Sheikha Haya Rahid al Khalifa, 61st President of the General Assembly, the not-for-profit Millennium Awards Committee was founded for the purpose of creating awareness of the MDGs by recognizing and publicizing achievement by all stakeholder groups. In addition to the annual event in New York City, the MDGAC collaborates with UN agencies and other organizations to present MDG Recognition Awards at their special events across the globe as well as producing MDG related educational events and Public Private Partnerships. In recognition of his support for the MDGs and his efforts to rally significant undertakings from all stakeholders to achieve the MDGs, President of the General Assembly Srjan Kerim received a Special Recognition Award from the MDG Awards Committee. The award was presented by UN Goodwill Ambassador, the renowned actor and director Danny Glover and Ambassadors Zina Andrianarivelo- Razafy and Francis Lorenzo. The 2009 Lifetime Achievement Recipient was archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

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