Features of #INFOCUS:

High level

The Conference is marked by the global celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was the first universal international legal instrument in the history of humankind, the provisions of which established in the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030.


Everybody can contribute to the sustainable development. Our aim is to provide an encouraging atmosphere for that. Different stakeholders take part in the Conference: representatives of NGOs, business, educational institutions, authorities, schoolchildren, students, innovators, public figures and volunteers.

Practice based

The events of the Conference are aimed at presenting and discussing specific tools for social innovations. These tools are easy to implement, extend and adapt.

#INFOCUS is for:

Youth leaders , who are ready to contribute towards the development of local and international community, to join the International network of social innovators #INFOCUS, to share revolutionary ideas and to inspire others worldwide.

NGOs and foundations , that are looking for advisory support to build an effective international partnership, and that are implementing practical approaches and new technologies in socially significant initiatives.

Active schoolchildren and university students, who want to undergo an apprenticeship course in the field of public diplomacy and to meet the UN experts and international public figures, acquire experience of taking part in a UN event.

Highly specialized professionals, who would like to join the network of international expert community in the area of sustainable development in social, economic and ecological spheres.

Socially oriented business, that contributes to the implementation of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and that is interested in promoting its products and creating outstanding creative personnel.

Why should I attend #INFOCUS:

  • Real cases. To learn about innovative practices that are efficiently implemented in the area of social innovations.

  • Statement at the highest level. To present your own projects and programs at the UN level.

  • Networking. To reach a wider audience of participants, partners and investors. The United Nations Office at Geneva is more than 3000 specialists in all spheres and representatives of 193 countries.

  • Unique speakers. To hear from the leading experts in the field of a wide range of current mega-trends.

  • Study visits to the UN agencies: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund), ILO (International Labor Organization).

Key topics #INFOCUS:

Social innovations towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Socially oriented business in supporting the UN Global Goals

Innovations in the field of education and inclusion

Social entrepreneurship for transforming the society

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