The Horyou Community has much to celebrate – from our global reach to our successful activities, we are proposing effective solutions for better times to come

SIGEF 2019 by Horyou

2020 is starting on a positive note: Horyou is growing bigger, more global, and it is spreading a positive message to the planet and its people. We have much to celebrate, and we would like to share with you the main highlights of the year that has passed:

  • HoryouToken, the digital currency for Inclusion and sustainability, was successfully launched worldwide and presented to the main global Blockchain audiences, in events including WSIS Forum 2019, Matinée Fintech, Blockchain Economic Forum and Chain Plus.

  • The 6th Edition of SIGEF took place last September in Tokyo, one of the worlds’ most innovative metropolis, covering critical global topics like Artificial Intelligence for Positive Change, Fintech and Blockchain, MedTech, SDGs, Sustainable Lifestyles, Sports for Good, Future Energy and Smart Mobility. Extensive converage and info on our SIGEF website.

  • Horyou community has expanded and strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific and Africa. Yonathan Parienti, Horyou’s Founder and CEO, and the Horyou team presented initiatives and shared inspiration in global events including the Future Here Summit, Oxygen 2050, Doing Good, Doing Well and many others.

  • Horyou media presence was stronger and much more diverse – from Asia to the Americas, in Japanese, English, French, Arabic and many more languages, we made our voice heard.

  • Horyou TV launched new documentaries and raised awareness about urgent causes such as Plastic Pollution and Refugees.

  • Our community has grown bigger, with more members, partners and personalities.

2020 full of surprises

The Horyou Team is now preparing its very first projects of 2020. We are proud of what we’ve achieved so far and we will bring even more visibility to our community and our projects this year through:

  • The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum – SIGEF – will have a special edition in Davos on January 22nd, during the World Economic Forum. Book your tickets and be part of one of the most important international gatherings fostering the UN SDGs, Sustainable Innovation and Blockchain for Good.

  • The next full edition of SIGEF will still take place in Dubai! Follow SIGEF 2020 Twitter account to know more.

  • Expect more partnerships, events and networking projects supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, economic inclusion and social entrepreneurship all around the world.

Follow our blog, our social media channels (TwitterLinkedIn and Youtube) and Horyou, the social network for social good. The Horyou Team wishes a Happy New Year to all of our members and partners around the world!

L’humanité et la nature sont en péril et qu’en particulier les effets néfastes des changements climatiques, l’accélération de la perte de la biodiversité, la dégradation des terres et des océans, constituent autant de violations des droits fondamentaux des êtres humains et une menace vitale pour les générations présentes et futures.

– Gabriel TCHANGO, Maire de la Commune de Port-Gentil – LEPAGE Corinne, Ancienne ministre et Présidente de l’Association des Amis de la Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Humanité – PEISSE Michel, Président de l’OMECA – GIOVANNETTI Christophe, Vice Président OMECA – MEREHJ Julia , Vice Présidente OMECA – Prof TEHINDRAZANARIVELO Alain, Former Ministre de Madagascar – LASMARTRES Yves, Trésorier de l’OMECA – HUGLO Christian, Docteur en droit, Avocat au barreau de Paris – SWAGATH LEYOUBOU Ingrid Marina, 1er Adjoint au Maire du 1er Arrondissement de la Commune de Port-GENTIL ; – MOUVENGUI Serges, 2ème Adjoint au Maire du 4ème Arr ; – BABONGUI-NIANG OUMI Arielle, Conseillère Municipale 3ème Arr ; – MOUKIELOU Georges, Conseiller Municipal 2ème Arr ; – ONANGA Sylvestre, Secrétaire Général de la Mairie de la Commune de Port-Gentil ; – LEWOURRAH Patrick, Aide de CAMP Principale de Monsieur le Maire de la Commune de Port-Gentil. – BIAGGINI Amandine, Ambassadrice de la DDHu – SIQUILINI Jean Roger, Président de l’Institut Français de l’Intelligence Artificielle et de la Génétique (IFIAG) – PARIENTI Yonathan, Founder of Horyou and Expert OMECA

Constatant que l’extrême gravité de la situation, qui est un sujet de préoccupation pour l’humanité tout entière, impose la reconnaissance de nouveaux principes et de nouveaux droits et devoirs, rappelant son attachement aux principes et droits reconnus dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, y compris à l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, ainsi qu’aux buts et principes de la Charte des Nations Unies, rappelant la Déclaration sur l’environnement de Stockholm de 1972, la Charte mondiale de la nature de New York de 1982, la Déclaration sur l’environnement et le développement de Rio de 1992, les résolutions de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies « Déclaration du millénaire » de 2000 et « L’avenir que nous voulons » de 2012, rappelant que ce même péril est reconnu par les acteurs de la société civile, en particulier les réseaux de personnes, d’organisations, d’institutions, de villes dans la Charte de la Terre de 2000.

Après Strasbourg, Paris, et de nombreuses villes partout dans le Monde, Port Gentil est la première ville d’Afrique à reconnaitre l’impérieuse nécessité de signer la DHHU. PortGentil est un port maritime du Gabon, pays situé sur la côte centrafricaine.

Cette ville à l’activité pétrolière importante se trouve sur le cap Lopez et possède un port abrité ainsi que plusieurs plages, notamment celle du Dahu. Édifiée en 1927, l’église Saint-Louis est l’un des monuments emblématiques de la ville.

Au bout de la péninsule se trouve le phare du cap Lopez, construit au XXe siècle. Au sud, le fleuve Ogooué est connu pour les nombreuses espèces de poissons qu’il renferme. Monsieur le Maire a souligné dans son discours la nécessité et le devoir de participer a cet élan Mondial pour protéger nos générations futures. L’OMECA qui soutient la DDHU depuis le 13 Fevrier 2018, date officielle de son engagement, était largement représenté à la signature officielle de Port Gentil et participe activement à la promotion de la DDHU dans le Monde. 90 Ambassadeurs, présents sur tous les continents et faisant partie des personnes influentes participent à cet élan de diplomatie environnementale.

 

Focused on 3 Sustainable Development Goals, the Future Here Summit invited social good doers, innovators and artists to re-imagine a new Renaissance – one involving technology.

Horyou team presenting the social network for social good to the Future Here Summit audience. Image Credits to Anna Rosa Paladino for TIAC Academy.

Let’s fast forward and think of a world without inequalities, where innovation is a core element in all enterprises and society is built on partnerships for good. This is not Utopia – all the aforementioned scenarios actually come under three of seventeen United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The 3 SDGs – Reduced Inequalities; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Partnership to Achieve the Goals – , were the main focus of the Future Here Summit, an event focused on re-imagining the next generations from a ‘Renaissance’ viewpoint. Unsurprisingly, Florence, birthplace of the eponymous artistic avant-garde movement, was the venue. While addressing issues including Augmented Intelligence, Energy, Nature, Sustainable Development and Education, the event had both on-site and virtual panels and sessions, whereby artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and academics were invited to exchange ideas and expectations for the future.

Horyou, the social network for social good, contributed to one of the sessions with an inspiring presentation of its role in empowering change-makers. Speaking for Horyou, Sueyfer Velásquez, Social Media and Partnerships Manager, introduced the network to a diverse and curious audience. «It’s a very powerful experience to share our vision for a better world in the birthplace of Renaissance», she said. Seizing the opportunity, Sueyfer went on to introduce HoryouToken, the first digital currency for economic inclusion and advancement of the SDGs, along with HoryouTV and SIGEF, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, which will take place on 18-19 September, in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition to the conferences, the Future Here Summit incorporated Orbit, a dedicated incubator for the development of «experiential wisdom tools and businesses» where art, science and businesses were welcome to help promote inclusive growth.

A new movement seeks to convene entrepreneurs for a sustainable 21st century

Oxygen2050 conference takes place in Helsinki

Exactly how would you imagine the world in 30 years? At the pace technology is advancing, the world as we know it is bound to transform completely. But will it cope with the current challenges our society is faced with?

A global group of entrepreneurs believe they can offer some answers to those questions and, more importantly, propose solutions for the next decades. Oxygen 2050 is a grassroots movement that aspires to transform the 21st Century society through inclusion and sustainability.

Hence, on the 15th of February, the group is bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders in Helsinki, to consider the establishment of new ventures for a new world. For that purpose, Oxygen 2050 is re-inventing the traditional conference format and proposing an alternative to panels and roundtables in the form of ‘jam sessions’ whereby everyone is invited to bring their notes. It’s called Transformative Business Unconference (TBU), and it’s got no agenda other than the main theme, embracing the idea of crowd-sourced content. Schedules aren’t immutable and may be rewritten any time, and inspiration is the rule.

Invited speaker Yonathan Parienti, founder and CEO of Horyou, the social network for social good, will elaborate on the Horyou’s mission, as well as on HoryouToken and the concept of Blockchain with a Purpose. Says Yonathan: «We are humbled to be part of this group of entrepreneurs working together and exchanging ideas for better times. Horyou is here to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030 by sharing its experience within the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship».

It is worth noting that Oxygen 2050 gathering resonates with Horyou’s mission, which is to introduce a new approach to valuing creation. In the words of its organizers, “growth and profit are important, but motivation derives from purpose, while the challenges that the world is faced with call entrepreneurs, investors, customers and stakeholders at large to determine the mission and the purpose of their institutions”.

Keep tuned for more news from Oxygen 2050, an Horyou Media Partner.

 

The Alpine winter was not hard enough to cool off the world’s most important economic forum

Horyou team was in Davos, Switzerland

Every year, the World Economic Forum is a most awaited event – the freezing Swiss town of Davos is the place where world leaders and their finance ministers take the stage to ‘seduce’ investors and commercial partners. 2019 WEF was no different as it set the tone for all conversations and debates for the year to come. And Horyou team was there. As for some of the main outcomes of Davos:

1. The ubiquitous AI – Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for some years at the WEF, but in 2019 it is a star. Its technology is everywhere – in our homes and our workplaces, and it is helping shape the world we live in and how we see it. For some firms, like Reuters and Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping mall, the forum was a platform to launch their AI solutions.

2. Clean energy now – Even oil-based economies agree that it is important to consider alternatives. Climate change and investor pressure are pushing companies to re-think their strategies and invest in the production of cleaner energy with help from more technology.

3. Blockchain is the name of the game – Speaking at the Blockchain Economic Forum, Horyou’s founder and CEO, Yonathan Parienti, presented the concept of Blockchain with a Purpose and HoryouToken. As a disruptive decentralized technology, Blockchain is impacting not only the financial system but also the healthcare, philanthropy, and insurance industries among others. And the World Economic Forum gave it an important exposition.

The Blockchain Economic Forum took place in Davos from 24-26 January

4. The future of work – It’s already happening. Humans and machines now coexist at the workplace. Companies and countries are discussing the possibility of designing strategies to make this transition smooth and collaborative, without threatening jobs and incomes.

5. Environment matters – The WEF opened its stage to Sir David Attenborough, who was awarded for his lifetime contribution to the promotion of the protection of animal life, as well as Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern, from New Zealand, and Mark Rutte, from the Netherlands, who spoke about the urgent need to protect the environment. The private sector also showed its engagement with the cause of the planet – a group of 50 CEOs working across 150 countries met to discuss ways to reduce emissions.

6. SDGs in the Spotlight – Besides setting a dedicated area for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the WEF nurtured many debates around them. On the Forum’s platform for public-private cooperation, business projects were presented on topics including sustainable consumption and production, mental health, youth empowerment and disability inclusion.

Want to know more about HoryouToken and how Horyou supports the SDGs? Follow us on our social media channels and on Horyou, the social network for social good.
Be the change, be Horyou.

Celebration of World Humanitarian Day at the United Nations in New York, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for United Nations)

On the 4th of January this year, the latest UN International Days were celebrated officially for the first time. World Braille Day celebrates the inclusion of more than 1 billion people with some degree of visual impairment through the reading platform that gives them more chances to thrive.

The World Braille Day is the 161st UN International Day marked on the UN Calendar, and one of the many awareness days that contribute to spread the word about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030.

The history of the UN Days goes decades back, the first being the UN Day, on October 24th, 1948, which was set to celebrate every year the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. Since then, the UN has maintained the tradition of reminding the world of and promoting actions for many of its challenges, including Education (January 24th), Women (March 8th), Health (April 7th) and Democracy (September 15th) – all closely related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The topics were typically decided in a General Assembly on proposition from one or more Member States, and their celebrations declared by the Organization’s specialized agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO or UNHCR, to name but a few, in relation to their mission statement.

Most UN Days celebrate specific historical facts that marked the related social movement and were officialized later. The International Women’s Day, for instance, has gathered more and more supporters throughout history and March 8th rallies around the world remember the early 20th Century feminists’ fight for gender equality (SDG 5). Celebrated on June 20th, the World Refugee Day goes back to the 1951 UN Convention, a few years after the end of WW2. They commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees, resonating with the motto of the Agenda 2030 “Leaving No One Behind”.

Are you interested in the UN Days? Want to learn more? To help raise awareness of such important topics, Horyou has created a Smart Calendar which every citizen can follow to promote every UN International Day. It is a gift from Horyou to change makers and social good doers around the world. To download Horyou’s smart calendar on your mobile phone, follow the links:

iOS Version: http://p21-calendars.icloud.com/published/2/EWIYUw8L9BlnwKA3Xp2oVJtl6GXimLbb1zx6TI_9wC9SuKr1cOOeXjS-J7cd01nkVM9IkxOiZJ5u0dTv3DpqFugkRzMFNe1n64wvvNFCJEc

Android Version: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=aG9yeW91LmNvbV9zNGl0bWdpNWk3NWtkMmZtdWV2aGZpN3I0Y0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t

Along the same lines, we invite all social good doers to share their initiatives, inspiring thoughts and actions relating to the UN Days within our social good ecosystem on horyou.com, the social network for social good. In so doing, they may collect “Lights” from all continents, and receive HoryouToken (HYT), the first Utility Token supporting social and economic inclusion. They may also foster the SDGs through our “BlockChain with a Purpose”. 

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