Novus Summit

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Novus Summit
Novus Summit Official Emblem.png
The official emblem for the Novus Summit
Location(s)United Nations General Assembly Hall, New York, New York, U.S.
FoundersKunal Sood
Organized byUN DESA, Kunal Sood

The Novus Summit is an annual summit held at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. First held on July 17th 2016, the summit is a partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.[citation needed]

2016 Summit[edit]

The inaugural summit took place on July 17, 2016.[1] Among those featured were engineer Anousheh Ansari, psychologist Martin Seligman, Jacque Fresco, astronaut Scott Parazynski, Robert Swan, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo, Lakshmi Puri, Roya Mahboob, entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, Parisa Khosravi, Vikram Gandhi, Maye Musk, and the founder of the World Toilet Organization, Jack Sim.[2] There was also a performance by Ricky Kej.[3][4]


  1. ^ Khare, Sharad (5 December 2016). "In Dialogue With Peter Diamandis". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ Ho, Olivia (18 July 2016). "Singapore's Mr Toilet among 17 honoured at international Novus Summit". The Straits Times. Singapore.
  3. ^ Stuti, Agarwal. "Bengaluru boy Ricky Kej performs at the UN General Assembly - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. ^ Papadatos, Markos (28 September 2016). "Interview: Kunal Sood opens up about TED Residency and book (Includes interview)". DigitalJournal.