Initiative to launch private sector alliance at UN for global humanitarian aid

Major corporations, which were approached, said that while they wanted to raise funds and make in kind contributions they did not know whom to contact or how to route them, Hoxha said.

Sep 02, 2023
Global Humanitarian Aid

Albania, which holds the presidency of the Security Council this month, is planning to launch a platform for the private sector to work with the world organisation in providing humanitarian assistance, according to the nation’s Permanent Representative Ferit Hoxha. He said on Friday that Albania’s Foreign Minister Olta Xhaca will announce the creation of the Private Sector Humanitarian Alliance during an open debate of the Council which will get briefings from Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google and executive chairman of Alphabet, and MasterCard CEO Michael Miebach on how major corporations can work with the UN.

The Alliance will be a platform for major corporations “to mobilise resources and have a bridge with the current system of the UN and international partners on delivery of aid”, he said at a news conference after taking over the Council's rotating presidency.

This will be an extension to the humanitarian aid sector of the UN's efforts to tap into the massive resources of the private sector to fight climate change and to promote its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He said that after observing at the Council many times the “unfortunate situation when needs are not met, where resources are not enough and when people in dire need are unfortunately not assisted”, Albania wanted to try a new approach. 

Although the UN has been doing “the most fantastic and noble jobs”, its resources are limited and “we need to really enlarge the radius of contributions”, Hoxha said.

He said that Albania worked with other Council members and the corporate sector to see what can be done to improve the delivery of assistance.

Major corporations, which were approached, said that while they wanted to raise funds and make in kind contributions they did not know whom to contact or how to route them, Hoxha said.

The Alliance would provide them with a venue that they would manage for participating in the humanitarian activities of the UN, he said.

He said that he expected about 15 leaders of major corporations to be present when the briefings are made and the Alliance is formally launched.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been forging with the private sector with its mega multinational corporations with huge resources, global footprint and operations with far-reaching impacts in its missions, particularly in fighting climate change and meeting the UN’s broad-ranging sustainable development goals (SDGs).

He set up in 2019 the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance with about 30 multinationals, including Infosys from India.

Post a Comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Sat, 09/23/2023 - 19:23
WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for
south asia news
hanuman chalisa lyrics bengali
Tue, 09/26/2023 - 12:08
Yesterday, while I waas at work, my sister stole mmy iPad and
tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, juust so shhe can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
I know this iss completely off topikc but I had to share it with someone!
Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:15
Quality posts is the secret to interest the viewers to
pay a visit the web site, that's what this web site is providing.
Sat, 09/30/2023 - 13:33
I believe this is one of the most significant information for me.

And i'm happy studying your article. However
want to commentary on some common things, The site taste
is ideal, the articles is truly great : D. Good
activity, cheers
Judi Online, Panduan untuk Pemula dan Bagaimana Menang
hanuman jayanti
Sat, 09/30/2023 - 21:12
Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it's really informative.
I am going to watch out for brussels. I'll be grateful if
you continue this in future. Lots of people wil be benefited from your writing.
Sun, 10/01/2023 - 06:14
It's awesome designed for me to have a website, which is useful in support of my know-how.
thanks admin
Judi Online Terpercaya

Newsletter Subscription

The subscriber's email address.
Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter.
Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook