United Nations General Assembly Includes A "Spotlight on Pittsburgh"

Monday, September 30, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly gathered on September 23 in New York to highlight regional accomplishments to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for a more peaceful, prosperous planet with just and inclusive societies. Local Pittsburgh leaders, participated in a "Spotlight on Pittsburgh" panel discussion to share how our community has been working together to find innovative and collaborative ways to work toward a better future that aligns with the SDGs and improves the quality of life for those in the Pittsburgh region.

Lisa Schroeder, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, shared how The Pittsburgh Foundation is using its convening power to develop partnerships with stakeholders, including thousands of donors who reflect many of the SDGs in their personal giving. The foundation is a community leader in efforts to ensure that all residents are able to benefit from a strong economy and is working to achieve systems changes in its social justice work that will address the goal to promote peace in communities and more responsive institutions.

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