Fresh from successfully organizing the 7th World Chambers Congress in Mexico City, USCIB’s affiliate the International Chamber of Commerce and its World Chamber Federation lent support to the annual summit of Junior Chamber International, a worldwide federation for entrepreneurs and professionals under the age of 40, last month in New York City.
The Jaycees summit highlighted how strategic partnerships can be implemented at the local level to build a better world and make advances towards the Millennium Development Goals – eight internationally agreed goals to alleviate poverty by 2015.
Speakers at the summit included USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. Speaking at the summit opening plenary, entitled “Global Collaboration to Implement the UN MDGs,” Mr. Robinson underscored the power of businesses to positively impact the communities where they operate.
Also addressing the Jaycees was Aaron Nelson, president and CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce. In a breakout session on sustainability, Mr. Nelson gave concrete examples of how the power of business can be harnessed to create positive change.
The summit concluded with a resolution to undertake sustainable projects that would advance the UN Millennium Development Goals in respective Junior Chamber International member communities.