UN holds Israel-led panel on entrepreneurshipJun. 30, 2013
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday hosted an Israeli-led conference on entrepreneurship attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić, and representatives from around the world, including Kuwait, Tunisia, and Bahrain.
The conference — which is the result of the passing last year of an Israeli resolution calling on member states to promote entrepreneurship — is part of an effort by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to steer away from conflict-oriented issues and brand itself as a world-leader in using innovation as a means of battling poverty, creating jobs, and increasing growth.
“Israel is a young, dynamic, and creative state. We have decided to go public, not on Wall Street, but at the UN Headquarters on 1st Avenue,” said Israeli envoy to the UN Ambassador Ron Prosor. “This initial public offering has 141 signatories. It is important that the whole world can enjoy Israel’s knowledge, technology, and innovation.”
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