With the support of most of the 137 UN member states, the resolution put forward by the Permanent Mission of Israel, promoting entrepreneurship and development, was adopted on Wednesday at the United Nations.
The resolution adopted by Israel on sustainable development through entrepreneurship was adopted by the United Nations Second Committee on Development.
As part of this resolution, the UN calls on member states to support and provide tools for younger generations so that they can find and create innovative solutions to global problems; promote the participation of people with disabilities in the workplace; assistance to small and medium enterprises; promoting social entrepreneurship; prevent gender discrimination and more.
Arab countries mainly opposed the proposed resolution. The representative of Qatar asked Member States "not to support this resolution because Israel is violating the rights of the Palestinians." The representative of Austria, speaking on behalf of the European Union, said: “Unfortunately, there is no consensus on an important decision for political reasons.”
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said: “Israeli entrepreneurship is not only an international example of success in innovation, but also a bridge between countries. The Israeli resolution puts Israeli business values at stake and will contribute to global development. "