Entrepreneurship as a driver of Development in the new Millennium is the topic of a first resolution of its kind adopted by the UN, and in another first it was submitted by Israel at the head of 98 co-sponsors. The Arab States opposed the resolution because it was spearheaded by Israel and one wonders how it is that Qatar hosted the Doha Conference that was tasked to develop a better future for the planet. Will the Arab Spring be deprived of growth, because of a clash of intransigence? Growth comes from renewal and hope.
|Saturday, December 8, 2012|
|Israel Ambassador UN Statement after passage of Israeli resolution for Entrepreneurship for Development
FROM IMRA – Independent Media Review Analysis as the Israeli Embassy at the UN in New York City did not know how to bring the information to the public that is interested in such matters – as opposed to the Media that would never come up with items that are in Israel’s favor. IMRA is based in Kfar Saba, Israel.
Let us note also that 97 or 98 is just the bare minimum for a majority vote at the UN General Assembly – obtaining such a result in transparent voting is not the greatest victory for the UN – but rather a sign of continuing paralysis.
Statement by Ambassador Ron Prosor Permanent Representative to the UN
Thank you Mr. Chairman,
On behalf of the 97 co-sponsors, I sincerely thank all the delegations who
The co-sponsors and supporters of this resolution are diverse. They include
Albert Einstein once wrote that “logic may get you from A to Z, but
Entrepreneurs are dreamers – risk-takers who dare to change the world.
They are people like the young woman in Peru who built a recycling plant to
These are the people who offer developing communities the best hope for
Today, this Committee is sending a clear and simple message:
Entrepreneurship has a ripple effect. By unlocking minds, we can inspire
Israel, and all the other co-sponsors, hoped for consensus on this
Unfortunately, the Arab Group announced that it would vote against this
What a shame. Few places could benefit from entrepreneurship more than the
They are demanding an end to the rampant corruption, discrimination against
But the Arab delegations here today – like their governments – have not
This resolution has the promise to create a better world. It represents
Every Arab delegate who voted “no” is sending the message that he cares far
Israel’s experience shows that humans are a country’s greatest natural
In just six decades, Israel has transitioned from a developing nation to a
These achievements are no accident. They are the result of close
Israel’s story shows that if you want stability, empower your people. If you
This, above all, is the core of our resolution.
I would like to once again thank those countries that have worked with us
Today’s success is far from the end of our collaboration. We must now take
The spark of ingenuity exists in every society. All people have the