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Bringing the Goals of the UN Home to San Francisco
Description/achievement of initiative

The Voices of Humanity San Francisco based team aims to persuade the SF Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution establishing a UN Goals Advisory Committee that will develop detailed proposals how the goals of the UN may best be supported / implemented by the City. The plan is to build a civic / business / government coalition for a collective impact project to get the resolution passed.

Implementation methodologies

Online and in-person outreach. We are beginning with a low-key SDGs meetup.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The free open source online capability is being continuously improved.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Voices of Humanity will provide the needed continuous communication tool and the team will build the coalition from the ground up, all the while looking for a backbone organization to partner with and grant money for outreach staff. The backbone organization will be in charge with the Voices of Humanity communication system providing bottom up input. Voices of Humanity uses crowd-source technology (voting on messages) to give women, men, youth, middle-aged and seniors each a collective voice.


Collective Communication, Inc. Voices of Humanity network
Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 8
Goal 10
Goal 11
Goal 17
We will count a) joining the coalition, b) participation in the VoH continuous communication process online, c) participation in local in-person meetups, d) provision of volunteers for outreach, e) willingness to join the new UN Goals Advisory Committee once it is established, and f) provision of funding.
Our second measurable goal is a high level of agreement on the text of the proposed Board of Supervisors resolution establishing the new San Francisco UN Goals Advisory Committee.
Our third and final measurable goal is the actual passage of the proposed resolution by the Board of Supervisors by October 24, 2020.
Staff / Technical expertise
Flemming Funch is the part time programmer who advises on technical questions and implements the VoH design.
Staff / Technical expertise
Roger Eaton is Exec Dir of Collective Communications, Inc, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit. He manages outreach and design of the Voices of Humanity (VoH) online forum.

Basic information
Time-frame: 8 December 2018 - 24 October 2020
Collective Communication, Inc. Voices of Humanity network
Contact information
Roger Eaton, Executive Director, rogerweaton@gmail.com
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