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June 27, 2013 12:32 am

UN Hosts Israeli Led Conference on Entrepreneurship

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Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor. Photo: Screebshot.

Times of Israel – The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday hosted an Israeli-led conference on entrepreneurship attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić, and representatives from around the world, including Kuwait, Tunisia, and Bahrain.

The conference — which is the result of the passing last year of an Israeli resolution calling on member states to promote entrepreneurship — is part of an effort by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to steer away from conflict-oriented issues and brand itself as a world-leader in using innovation as a means of battling poverty, creating jobs, and increasing growth.

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