Ambassador I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines spoke at the UN General Assembly just after 10:00 am April 27, 2017. Ambassador King championed the resolution to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 among the UN Days of Observance.
Here’s the video of Ambassador King’s historic speech – opening the door for people all over the planet to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too. Let’s move away from debating who has more, who less; instead, let us use our creativeness wisely, with responsibility, meaningfully and with impact.
The efforts of so many people in so many nations in so many fields throughout human history advanced creative thinking through practice, research, education; these set the stage for this momentous occasion.
From now moving forward we can hold and advance attitudes of positivity toward generating new ideas, making new decisions, taking new actions and achieving new outcomes to attend to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals which cover all aspects of life on our planet.
Greetings all! It was an honour and a privilege to meet with Ambassador I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week, on Thursday, April 20, 2017, to discuss the upcoming resolution to include World Creativity and Innovation Day among the UN Days of Observance. Ambassador King is the champion of this resolution.
Ambassador King is championing that all levels – government, public sector, and civil society – use creativity in problem-solving to make the world a better place and to make our place in the world better too, to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
[A fuller report on the journey to the United Nations will follow in the next few weeks. Please use the comment section below to include the questions you have.]
What does it mean to use creativity in problem-solving?
Would you like to contribute to the understanding of what it means to use creativity in problem-solving?
I am preparing a document to submit to the UN describing what to expect when creativity is used in problem-solving at the government, private sector, and civil society, and welcome your voice, your additions. You will, of course, be given credit for your contribution and will receive a copy of the document for your files.
Please keep submissions to 250 words or less, bullet form is fine, and say from which country you are writing. Copy editing may take place. Depending on the breadth of contributions, a summary paragraph may result, summing up the themes brought forward.
Use this page for your submissions, deadline is May 7
Short term: I am on holiday for the next few weeks and look forward to compiling what you submit, beginning May 7, the deadline for your comments.
Longer term: Because attention to life on our planet is of prime importance, I urge you to review the Sustainable Development Goals and view each as an opportunity for creative problem-solving at home, at work, in your government, and to include these in your goals for #WCID2018 and #WCIW2018
What might be ways to align actions and use each as stimulation for creative problem-solving?
How might you combine what you are currently involved in with advancing these goals?
What are ways to collaborate with unlikely partners to make a difference?
Your examples of applying creativity in problem-solving to meet the 2030 Sustainability Goals will inspire others to act in meaningful, responsible, wise and impactful ways to make a difference that makes a difference. Please keep a record of them.
Help is needed, your help, to keep conversations alive, to keep creative energy moving.
We are in for the times of our lives! Ask for what you need and want to build creative confidence, competence, capacity, comfort, and commitment to using our creativity (new ideas, new decisions, new actions, new outcomes) to make the world a better place and to make our place in the world better too.