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Opening Plenary Session, #RotaryUNDay - Rotary Day at the United Nations 2016
12 Nov 2016 -  Featuring: “Rotary Responsible Business Award”. - UN Welcome: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (invited) - Rotary Keynote: Rotary International President John F. Germ - Polio Update: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake (invited) - Responsible Business: Business for Peace Founder/CEO Per Saxegaard - Moderated Panel - Introduction to Rotary Responsible Business Honorees: John Hewko, Rotary International General Secretary Given the current international conversation about the need for inclusive economic development, youth outreach, gender equity, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and broader concerns about social stability, Rotary proposes the 2016 program focus on the theme Business and Rotary’s Service to Humanity entitled, Responsible Business, Resilient Societies. Recognizing that no one organization alone can address the challenges of inclusive economic development, Rotary will look toward leaders in the field. Rotary Day at the United Nations thus provides the opportunities for collaboration with the UN Global Compact, UN Development Programme, Business for Peace Foundation, World Economic Forum, Columbia and New York University business schools, and similar globally-minded corporate thought leaders.
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