Business, the UN and the MDGs

Posted by muriel / on 03/19/2009 / 0 Comments

The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for partnership opportunities with the United Nations family. It promotes new collaborations and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General.

UNOP provides Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, as well as managing the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), established by the Secretary-General in March 1998 to serve as the interface in the partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation, and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), established by the Secretary- General in July 2005 to support democratization throughout the world. The Office, headed by Mr. Amir Dossal, reports to the Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro.





The Third Fortune Forum Summit took place to support the UN Millennium Development Goals

3 March 2009, London

The Fortune Forum Summit was held on 3 March 2009 at The Dorchester Hotel in London. The event marked the launch of the Mehta/Mirrlees (MM) Initiative, developed by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Sir James Mirrlees, and Renu Mehta, MM sets out to raise an additional $75 billion dollars across the G8 countries from voluntary donations for international development projects aimed at meeting the UN MDGs. The Summit also took the occasion to honour Mr. Ted Turner, founder of CNN and the UN Foundation.

The Fortune Forum was founded in 2006 by Renu Mehta with the aim of identifying and convening a new generation of philanthropists: individuals of extreme wealth and influence, to invest their time and money to address the world's most serious social and environmental issues. It works closely with the UN Office for Partnerships as well as with the UN Millennium Campaign Office to support the UN in achieving the MDGs. For further information, please visit the Fortune Forum website:



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