Earlier this year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new ‘Goalkeepers’ report to track the progress towards the key United Nations goals for 2030. The foundation is committed to publish this report every year and aims to accelerate progress in the fight against poverty, by helping to diagnose urgent problems, identify promising solutions, measure and interpret key results, and spread best practices.
“A lot of people look at the news these days and think that the world is falling apart. I have a different view. I think the world has never been better—more peaceful, prosperous, safe, or just. And I’m on a mission to prove it.” – Bill Gates
The Gateses held an awards dinner and a public release, featuring former President Barack Obama, in order to draw extra attention to the report and their key findings. The event, which took place in New York, was live streamed across the world through social media channels and generated nearly 1,000,000 views.
“Our challenges are real. They’ll take time to solve. But each of us can make a difference, and all of us ought to try,” said President Obama. “That’s what I believe, that’s what the ‘Goalkeepers’ believe, and I am certain that if we all keep pushing forward, the world will make even more progress in the years to come.”
Other speakers at the event included; Minister Trudeau, will.i.am, Malala, Stephen Fry, George The Poet and Queen Rania, who were telling stories, revealing solutions, highlighting champions, both famous and unknown, and announcing a set of unique ‘accelerators’ that will save and change lives around the world.
Thousands of viewers who watched the live speeches really engaged with speakers and key messages with 54,000 reactions, 9,000 comments and over 8,000 shares on Facebook alone. Live streaming has become an increasingly valuable asset for events, as it provides a way for companies and organizations to reach a global audience and make their messages known, by involving people into a dialogue about a topic who would otherwise never have a chance to know about it.
Team Telescope is honored to be part of this amazing event helping create a better world for everyone. All speeches were broadcasted live on Facebook and YouTube, with the support team working remotely and on-site to make sure the streams ran smoothly.