If you want to work at the United Nations, my predecessor often said, you need to be radically committed to incremental change. Bit by bit the 193 countries of the UN are making progress as they decide, by consensus, collaborative actions on every global issue. This type of advancement steadily improves the lives of people around the world and advances sustainable development of our earth. But it’s hard to be patient when urgent issues need innovative solutions now.
One group working on urgent issues demanding global attention is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their website, Impatient Optimists, features the work of their foundation and others committed to change. You can browse by country or topic to find helpful stories, videos, photos, and infographics. You can partner with the foundation by sharing your own experiences of creative initiatives which alleviate poverty and promote health and education for all. www.impatientoptimists.org (choose your language)
A person can be good in a bad world,
but a bad world cannot be made better unless those who value good
unite, organize, and mobilize in a struggle to change the world.