At the Council of American Ambassadors' Fall Conference Potpourri of Diplomacy, Mr. Amir Dossal spoke on the United Nations use of new technologies to help achieve its sustainable development goals. Mr. Dossal is the Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum and has 25 years of experience at the United Nations. CAA Executive Director Kathleen Sheehan introduced Mr. Dossal and moderated the ensuing Q&A session.
Amir Dossal is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide change makers with tools to build innovative partnerships to address economic and social challenges. Amir is co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance. He is a founding Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Amir is also co-founder of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and serves as Executive Vice-Chair. In 2014, H.E. Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President of Palau, appointed Amir as his Special Representative for Global Partnerships. In 2015, UN Women invited him to join its global movement for gender equality, as HeForShe Champion. In 2016, Amir was appointed a UN Women Global champion for Planet 50-50 by 2030. Amir Dossal is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations and served as Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships until September 2010, which he established in 1998 to manage the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner. He is an accomplished diplomat with a deep understanding of international affairs as well as extensive experience in global development and humanitarian issues, including managing complex technical assistance projects in emerging markets.