Former Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships and the United Nations representative for public/private partnerships
Amir Dossal was Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships and was the United Nations representative for public/private partnerships until his retirement in 2010. He guided the development of strategic alliances with corporations, foundations and philanthropists in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Dossal was the UN's Chief Liaison for Ted Turner's $1 billion donation for UN causes, which involved over 450 programs and projects in children’s health; women and population; climate change; and biodiversity. This includes "investments" of over $560 million from other donors and partners (such as the American Red Cross, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rotary International, Vodafone, etc.).
Amir engaged the United Nations in numerous partnerships, including with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Commonwealth Business Council, Dow Chemical, European Foundation Centre, Google.org, LTB Foundation, The Synergos Institute, US Chamber of Commerce, Wal-Mart, and others. He has also spearheaded the UN's engagement in new areas in the technology sector working with Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Microsoft and Vodafone.