SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: United Nations recognizes World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

Update April 21,2017. 

Great news!! WCIW is gaining momentum. More sponsors want to be included in UN resolution. Delayed reading in General Assembly!

Thank you, everyone, for your leadership, inspiring others to use creativity (generating new ideas, making new decisions, taking new actions and achieving new outcomes) and innovation in their problem-finding and problem-solving to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.

I am thrilled to announce that On April 20, 2017,  10:00 am eastern, I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is scheduled to read a UN resolution on the floor of the General Assembly to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, among the UN Days of Observance which includes Earth Day, Water Day, World Humanitarian Day, and the like.

In her 10-minute speech, Ms. King will emphasize the importance of using creativity to meet the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform the World

Friends, I urge you to do a few things:

  1. Review the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and choose one to creatively champion (even in one small way) with your family, friends, clients and colleagues this year and every year forward; in the coming months we will be collecting your stories so keep a record, and stay tuned!
  2. Gather with others to Watch Permanent Representative I. Rhonda King deliver her speech on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 10:00 Eastern Time on UNWebTv
  3. Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! on April 21st; the UN is sanctioning using creativity in problem-solving to transform the world.
  4. List your celebration (it’s free!) here for others to see.

Cool news, eh?
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9 thoughts on “SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: United Nations recognizes World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21”

  1. Congratulations! This is a very positive news that made me happy and willing to share with family, friends, co-works! Let’s celebrate!

  2. OK. Now you’re talking!!!

    I’m in Cornwall that day (as close as you can get to the US in England without being in the sea).

    I wonder if I can do something at Eden Project? Maybe fire a rocket off like this: bit.ly/SCONLBshort

    I have a friend in New York. Could you get him into the UN to represent STEAM Co?

    What can we do in the UK to support this?

    Have you thought about a global thunderclap? You have time.

    Hmmmm…..

    Nick Corston : STEAM Co. Powering communities to inspire children with creativity http://www.steamco.org.uk @nickcorston @st3amco

    (Siri may have helped me here, so pls excuse the odd iTypo)

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