Will the UN adopt more Israeli-developed technologies?

“Israeli companies offer top-tier technologies, services, and solutions that are in great demand by the UN,” Danon stated.

By: World Israel News Staff

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon launched a special seminar in New York on Thursday to increase business ties between Israeli companies and the UN.

Organized by Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN and the Israeli Export Institute, the procurement seminar focused on furthering existing cooperation and building new relationships between the UN and the Israeli private sector.

“Israeli companies offer top-tier technologies, services, and solutions that are in great demand by the UN,” Danon noted at the seminar opening. “Whether it’s protection of peacekeepers, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, infrastructure, or development, Israel’s ‘blue and white’ products provide innovative solutions for the UN’s greatest challenges,” the Ambassador continued.

Christian Saunders, the Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Central Support-Services in the Department of Management, said that “over the past few years, we have embraced technologies that allow us to better fulfill our mandates. Technology and innovation have been Israel’s bread and butter from the day of its founding, giving it a big advantage in these areas.”

“We welcome the participation of Israeli companies who have a lot to offer the UN and we are in the process of simplifying and streamlining the bureaucracy to make it easier for companies to do business with the UN,” Saunders said.

During the two-day event, companies from the security, cyber, information communications technology (ICT), environmental, water, and sanitation industries had the opportunity to meet with various UN departments and agencies, which spend $17 billion annually on goods and services.

Participants took part in four thematic workshops focusing on specific aspects of procurement procedures for the UN.