Exclusive All-Access Global Preview of Upcoming Rio+Social Event

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On-the-Record Press Teleconference with Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable, Luís Faria, Director, EDP Foundation, Henry Timms, Deputy Executive Director, Strategy, Content and Innovation, 92Y, Elaine Weidman, Vice President, Sustainability, Ericsson, and Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation

With less than two weeks before the historic United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, senior leadership from the UN Foundation and its partners, Ericsson, EDP, Mashable, and 92Y will provide an all-access, on-the-record global preview of Rio+Social.

Rio+Social is an innovative event that harnesses the power of social media to take the historic UN event to a global, digital level and will take place on June 19th in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Rio+20 summit. Everyone, regardless of where they live, can join the conversation on the future we want, and the topics that affect us all, including access to energy, affordable health care, a clean and safe environment, and an education.

Following on the success of the annual Social Good Summit held in New York City during the high-level sessions of the UN General Assembly, Rio + Social is the next major moment to leverage technology and social media. Join the conversation on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:00 am ET. This exclusive curtain-raiser will feature global leaders speaking at Rio+Social including:

Who:     Pete Cashmore, CEO, Mashable
Luís Faria, Director, EDP Foundation
Henry Timms, Deputy Executive Director, Strategy, Content and Innovation, 92Y
Elaine Weidman, Vice President, Sustainability, Ericsson
Kathy Calvin, CEO, UN Foundation
Aaron Sherinian, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, UN Foundation (Moderator)

When:    Friday, June 8, 2012, 9:00 am ET

How:     To join the media teleconference, dial 1-800-351-4890 (U.S), 08000-288223 (UK), 1888-259-2914 (Canada) 1-334-323-7224 (International). Passcode: SOCIAL.

RSVP to Amy DiElsi at adielsi(at)unfoundation(dot)org. An audio recording of the discussion and information will be available upon request.

About Ericsson
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers. We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company had revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

About EDP
EDP – Energias de Portugal - is a global energy company engaged in the electric utilities and gas sector. EDP is the thirst largest producer of wind energy in the world and, for the second year running, is the world’s leader in the electricity sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. EDP Group today serves as a benchmark in the global energy market, as a result of its solid vision for the company and the sector and also a philosophy of growing integration and the pursuit of excellence that is firmly rooted in the EDP culture.

About LiveAD
LiveAD is a creative agency that believes in the potential of relevant contemporary ideas, enlarging them through the integrated use of digital media and PR. It is currently working with the following brands: Nike, Doritos, C&A, Grendene, Multishow, Lacoste, Itau, Ketel One, J&B and Baileys. LiveAD is a member of the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), a group made up of the world's key digital agencies. LiveAD has been recognized on Facebook Studio Awards in 2012, Cannes Lions Festival in 2009 and 2010 and 2011 SXSW Interactive finalist.

About Mashable
Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 50 million monthly page views, Mashable is the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new Web sites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

About Planeta Sustentável
Planeta Sustentável generates information about sustainability in 38 magazines and dozens of websites, books, maps, large and small events, courses and apps. It was launched by Editora Abril, the largest publisher in Brazil, in 2007. It reaches 21 million readers across different age and social groups and is recognized as the most influential sustainable platform in the Portuguese language.

About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.

About 92nd Street Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. 92Y is an open door to extraordinary worlds.

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