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The Perfect Earth / Azuero Earth Project invites you to 'The Second Biennial Family Picnic an'd Concert

The GPF warmly welcomes 'The Second Biennial Family Picnic and Concert' with Special Guests Roger Waters and Rufus Wainwright, an event in support of The Perfect Earth project, promoting toxin-free lawns and landscapes to protect human health and the environment. To RSVP for this special occasion on Saturday, August 30, 2014 please visit the event website.

Global Ocean Commission Report

Commissioners issue historic report on state of the Oceans. The GPF welcomes the pioneering work of the Global Ocean Commission to protect our Oceans & Seas. One of the main messages is that "we cannot do it alone," we must engage all the actors. We applaud the leadership role of the Commission in highlighting the opportunities and the challenges for creating healthy oceans.

Get to Know Your Farmer - Buffett Farms Nebraska.

GPF Board Member Howard Buffett has produced a wonderful video about their family's efforts to create a culture of sustainable farming. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation's has set-up the first ever Center for No-Till Agriculture to increase crop efficiency and to protect the land.

UN Secretary-General announces World Humanitarian Summit

Today the UN Secretary-General announced that he will convene a global humanitarian summit in Istanbul in 2016, and the goal of this summit is to find new ways to tackle humanitarian needs in our fast-changing world.

Global Health Impact Forum - Family Offices and Foundations Inspired for Health

On Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th the Global Partnerships Forum together with Cavendish Global, The New York Academy of Sciences and International Telecommunication Union will host the Global Health Impact Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

GPF participates in UNA-USA Westchester Annual Meeting

On Sunday May 4, 2014 the GPF will participate in the UNA-USA Westchester Annual Meeting to speak about Corporate Social Responsibility and Partnerships with the United Nations.

GPF recommends: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.

GPF Moderates Panel at UNGA/ECOSOC Event: The Role of Partnerships in the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On April 10th the GPF will moderate a panel on "Scaling up partnership opportunities in food and nutritional security and marine resources" at a joint event of the General Assembly & ECOSCO on the role of partnerships in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Srgjan Kerim, receives the life achievement award.

New York, October 11, 2013: The Global Partnerships Forum congratulates His Excellency Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly, on receiving the 2013 lifetime achievement award in the field of science and education.

 

Pearl Initiative Announces Strategic Partnership with the UN Global Compact

On September 19, 2013 Badr Jafar, co-founder, Pearl Initiative and CEO, Crescent Enterprises and Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact announced a Strategic Partnership between the Pearl Initiative and the UN Global Compact.

 

 

Women Leaders Forum: Connecting Women’s Health and Girl’s Education for Scalable and Sustainable Development

Organized by Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, Global Partnerships Forum and Global Digital He@lth Initiative, in cooperation with the ITU and UNAIDS, the WLF is an official side event of the United Nations General Assembly.

Calling All Global Citizens: Small Actions to Create Big Impact Against Global Poverty

This week we announced that Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer will headline the second annual Global Citizen Festival, September 28, on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York. Presented by Cotton On Foundation — which has helped build the best performing schools in Uganda, providing education and long lasting change to those most in need — this year’s Festival is about more than amazing music. It is about working together to end extreme poverty. Today, 1.2 billion people survive on less than the equivalent of US$1.25 a day and are deprived of their basic rights and opportunities. This is unjust, and unacceptable. And while we have reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty by half since 1990, there is still much to do.

China Beauty Charity Fund F4D/FIT Scholarship Benefit Gala

Last year, Yue-Sai Kan launched the China Beauty Charity Fund with the aim of bettering the lives of women and children through education, health and cultural programs. During the fund's first China-based event she managed to raise no less than 2.2 million US dollars. The money was directly invested to support Safety for Mother and Child programs in remote, poor regions of China as well as the Shanghai International Film Festival for five female filmmakers to produce micro movies on women and charity issues.

The 2013 Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium

The 3rd Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium: Commit Fair for Project Scaling will bring together leading donors, private sector representatives, NGOs, researchers, project innovators, and other key policymakers engaged in the field of mobile technologies[1] and education to leverage current commitments to improve and scale carefully chosen projects from the field. Projects selected for the event will benefit from exposure to potential donors and investors, business and technology partners, and from high visibility with NGOs, policymakers, and the press.

Oceans: the 13th Sustainable Development Goal? Can we afford to ignore two-thirds of the earth?

On Thursday, June 20th, H.E. Ambassador Stuart Beck, Permanent Representative of Palau, H.E. Ambassador Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia, Ghislaine Maxwell of the TerraMar Project, and Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnership Forum, hosted an informal meeting at the United Nations, to discuss the best ways to incorporate issues related to the oceans into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Ideapod: A New Form of Social Media

On Tuesday, June 18th, the first public screening of a new idea sharing platform, Ideapod, was launched to inspire change by highlighting new ideas from the world's biggest thinkers and encouraging the creation of ideas that will lift our eyes to a better future. The “Ideapod Preview” was launched to showcase examples of thought leaders and organizations creating partnerships and crowd sourcing ideas in addressing some of the world's greatest challenges and opportunities. Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnership Forum, gave the keynote speech. He discussed the profound ramifications of social media in changing the way we interact and subsequently our personal habits.

Global Partnerships Forum Supports the Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021

The Global Partnerships Forum is delighted to partner with the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates and Arabic Knowledge@Wharton, the MENA edition of the online research and business analysis journal published by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, for the second edition of the HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021, to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on May 8 & 9, 2013.

GPF Participates in first Club de Madrid South Caucasus Forum

From May 6-8, 2013 the first Club de Madrid South Caucasus Forum on Inclusion in Azerbaijan will be held in the Azerbaijan cities of Ganja and Baku. The Forum will bring together some 30 heads of state, including the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, 12 Club de Madrid Members and 12 Nizami Ganjavi International Center Members, as well as over 200 high level experts, stakeholders, scholars and civil society representatives.

GPF to deliver keynote address at the CMO Club Innovation and Inspiration Summit in New York City on April 11 and 12

GPF will deliver the opening keynote at the CMO Club Innovation and Inspiration Summit in New York City on April 11 and 12 2013.

GPF participated in the keynote at Entrepreneurship Web 3.0 Interactive Innovation Forum

GPF participated in the keynote at Entrepreneurship Web 3.0 Interactive Innovation 2013 held on April 5th and 6th.

Athgo’s E3.0 program at the City University of New York aimed to provide 75 promising young people from CUNY the opportunity to come together, from startup teams and build constructive business concepts with guidance and support from inspiring entrepreneurs and prominent mentors.

D. Talks: The Changing Corporate Dynamic: Shifting From Charity to Smart Investment

On February 13, 2013, Amir Dossal, the Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum, presented at Dalberg’s New York office as part of D. Talks, a Dalberg series featuring experts and innovators within international development. To discuss the changing corporate dynamic, Mr. Dossal drew upon his experience brokering global partnerships that address economic and social challenges and shared tactics to encourage corporations to make smart and socially beneficial investments.

GPF Hosts GETHealth Summit at the United Nations to Bring Together Top Health and Technology Innovators from Across the Globe

On February 6 and 7, The Global Partnerships Forum, in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Education (headed by Dr. Robert C. Bollinger) convened the first ever Global, Education, Technology and Health Summit (GETHealth Summit) at the United Nations in New York City. The summit, which was co-hosted by the Governments of Ethiopia, Norway, Rwanda and Uganda, and the International Telecommunication Union, with the support of the UN Office for Partnerships, as well as a number of key US and international partners. It brought together a global audience of health care providers, researchers, educators, and administrators in the medical industry, as well as leaders in the pharmaceutical, business, philanthropic, and technological fields to generate fresh knowledge, partnerships, and ideas that will more effectively leverage the three IT domains (infrastructure, devices, software) to address the critical health workforce gap.

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Foundation participates in the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, hosted by the GPF

A delegation from the Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Foundation travelled to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York this January. Zahra Thioune, who is responsible for the Foundation’s international and public relations, participated in the panel on January 31, 2013: 'MDGS and You - Are we there yet?’

Global leaders in health research, education, and IT will join forces to create solutions for bridging the health workforce gap in developing countries

NEW YORK, NY – January 7, 2013 ‐‐ Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Clinical Global Health Education, along with the Global Partnerships Forum, are hosting the Global Education and Technology (GETHealth) Summit at the United Nations, New York from February 6 ‐ 7, 2013. The Summit is co‐hosted by the Health and IT Ministries of Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda and we are privileged to have Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), who will give the opening keynote speech.

GPF to call on Ottawa companies to beef up social responsibility

Amir Dossal usually spends his days asking companies and wealthy individuals to help him assist some of the world's most impoverished people.

Broad Band Commission for Digital Development launches Annual Report

On September 23, 2012 the Broad Band Commission for Digital Development has launched its first-ever country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband in the developing world and set out its targets to achieve ‘Digital Inclusion For All’ by 2015.

Launch of the Africa 2.0 North America Chapter

On September 20th, 2012 the launch of the Africa 2.0 North America chapter will take place at the Nexus Summit Centre at New York University. The event will be hosted by the Africa 2.0 North America Chapter in partnership with the Global Partnership Forum and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Special Lunch Event for REYKJADALUR

The Kids Parliament foundation, in association with FKA – the Icelandic Association of Women Entrepreneurs, has organised its first ever event, in Reykjavik.

GPF Welcomes Launch of New Mobile Service Initiative in Nigeria

The empowerment of women in business lies at the heart of a new mobile phone service in Nigeria that was launched today by a partnership between Nokia, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and the leading mobile operator, MTN Nigeria.

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