The 2009 Montreal Millennium Summit – An International Gathering for Those Envisioning and Working to Build a Better World

Posted: April 22, 2009 in Entertainment News
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john-lennonImagine all the people, sharing all the world val-kilmer-mia-farrow

     ~John Lennon   

Save the children, save the people, save the planet, we have all heard these pleas, what can we do? Become educated. And that is just what the Montreal Millennium Summit is all about; education for a better world. 

 On April 15 and 16, 2009 the Millennium Summit was held at the Palais des congres in Montreal, Quebec.  Representatives from the worlds leading humanitarian organizations attended this years third international gathering.

 

Their goal: To build a worldwide network that serves as a platform for public awareness and support, to ensure that more effective help is given to the planets most vulnerable people and children.

 

On Wednesday over 500 young people had the unique opportunity to get together with some of the Summits speakers for a Youth Forum.

 

On Thursday, the major conference was held and was open to the general public.  This format gave the audience an opportunity to listen and dialogue with invited speakers who are world-renowned public figures committed to the cause.

 

Distinguished guest speakers included: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Shirin Ebadi: First Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Phil Fontaine: National chief, Assembly of First Nations, Marc and Craig Kielburger: Nobel Peace Prize nominees and founders of Free the Children, Mia Farrow: Actress and UNICEF ambassador, Val Kilmer: Actor and activist, Dr. Gilles Julien: Fondation pour la promotion de la pédiatrie sociale.

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Comments
  1. Mr. T says:

    I never really heard about this before. Thanks for publishing this story. I think it’s important and I really like the fact that children and the general public were invited to participate. I would like to hear more.

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