Amir Dossal


Amir Dossal
Founder of The Global Partnerships Forum


li Biography

Amir Dossal is Founder of the Global Partnerships Forum, a new global initiative to address economic & social challenges through innovative partnerships; He is also Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union for Global Partnerships and co-initiator of the Pearl Initiative, which promotes transparency and accountability in the Gulf Region.


Mr. Dossal joined the United Nations in 1985. Over the course of his 25-year career, he has accomplished many deeds with the common aim of uniting public and private energies for peace and social progress. By nature philanthropic and visionary, he has worked to bring the governmental milieu closer to the private sector and civil society in order to better serve the public interest.


From 2007 – 2010, Amir Dossal was Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), which he established in 2007: Within this framework, he spearheaded several key strategic alliances with governments, private companies, foundations and sponsors to contribute to Millennium Development Goals. Acting as an interface with the "UN Foundation” he has attracted investments of over $ 560 million from various donors, which have supported nearly 500 international projects for women and children’s health, climate change and biodiversity.


In 2009, Amir Dossal was a key architect of a strategic partnership between UNOP, the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and Peace and Sport.


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