UN-Business Focal Point Newsletter Issue 9 (August 2008)
This issue contains a number of articles on interesting happenings over the past few months. The “New Partnership Projects” section includes new partnership initiatives between, for example, UNIDO and Hewlett-Packard to provide IT training to youth in Africa; the UN Global Compact Office in Belarus and Savushkin Produkt to provide milk to school children in Belarus; and UNHCR and Google Earth to present accurate online information regarding humanitarian crises. Additionally, the “Themes and Debate” section contains some contributions on banking in the Pacific Islands and an interview with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on business partnerships from BizEd magazine. There is also another “Sustainable Entrepreneur” profile, with an interview with a “Sustainable Entrepreneur” who is helping local communities earn a livelihood while also promoting sustainability. There is also an interview with a Focal Point from the UN, namely, the Director of Private Donor Relations at the World Food Programme.