Category Archives: 2018

Raising the Roof: Connecting the Generations in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a Musical Event

11 June:  In response to requests for follow up to our previous successful concerts: “Youth and Older Persons As City Changers-Connecting the Generations,” and “Raising the Roof” at UN Headquarters and Liverpool, UK, the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) is delighted to host another “Raising the Roof” Concert on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 7:00-9:30 pm with a pre-concert reception beginning at 6:00 PM.  This event at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room will be in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and foster the ICCC program: “Imagining the Possible”.

Music has always been an art that can transcend boundaries and bring people together, and as per our tradition, the performers will represent a spectrum of geographic origins, musical styles, and ages. ICCC is honored to welcome Ms. Christine Gong, Co-Founder, Chinese Cultural and Art International Organization as Concert Chair.  The artists will include (among others to be announced): the United Nations Orchestra (which is comprised of musicians from literally across the globe), the New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra (with performances featuring early-period and indigenous Chinese musical instruments); The Children’s Orchestra Society (led by Michael Dadap and Yeou-Cheng Ma); and film actor Keith David, accompanied by our Musical Chair for the evening, Mark Barasch of bMedia NY.

The outstanding endeavors of three international leaders will be recognized on June 11th  with the presentation of the ICCC Awards: “Caring Citizen of the World”; “Caring Citizen of the Humanities”; and our “Public-Private Sector Leadership Award”.  Since its inception, one of ICCC’s unique goals has been to highlight the contributions that private enterprises and individuals have made to the betterment of society. Over 45 renowned world leaders have received ICCC “Caring Citizen” Awards since 1996.

“Unusual Entrepreneurs, City Portals & Health” – as part of the Windsor Consultation series

26-28 April: Within the framework of the global consultations on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Post 2015, Habitat III and 70th United Nations Anniversary, the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) is organizing an international working session composed of a non-traditional gathering of government representatives, private sector, entrepreneurs, academics and health decision-makers to leverage their insights and expertise in addressing three major elements for enhancing “Better Living…Adding Life to Years” by mainstreaming and connecting the dots between Green Society, The Arts, and Finance.  This Consultation is part of the “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope. Imagining the Possible” Dialogue Series which has addressed the challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing world since 1994.  This event will be held at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, UK.