FORA.tv Speaker - Amir Dossal

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Biography

Amir Dossal is the Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships and as such is the United Nations representative for public/private partnerships. He guides the development of strategic alliances with corporations, foundations and philanthropists in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Amir is the UN's Chief Liaison for Ted Turner's $1 billion donation for UN causes, which involves over 450 programs and projects in children's health; women and population; climate change; and biodiversity. This includes "investments" of over $560 million from other donors and partners (such as the American Red Cross, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rotary International, Vodafone, etc.).

He also oversees management of the UN Democracy Fund, which he established in 2005 to strengthen democratic institutions and enhance democratic governance in new or restored democracies. Amir has engaged the United Nations in numerous partnerships, including those with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Commonwealth Business Council, Dow Chemical, European Foundation Centre, Google.org, LTB Foundation, The Synergos Institute, US Chamber of Commerce, Wal-Mart, and others. He has also spearheaded the UN's engagement in new areas in the technology sector working with Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Microsoft and Vodafone.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Amir worked in the business community for over 15 years. Amir has lived and worked in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, and North America. He is married with one son.

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Intro to World Entrepreneurship Day & Amir Dossal Keynote

04.14.10 | 00:32:24 min | 0 comments