UNGA 2018: Twenty companies join Tent with commitments to support refugees
The Tent Partnership for Refugees and the World Bank co-hosted an event on September 24, 2018, in New York City, on the margins of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. At the event, twenty companies announced plans to leverage their core business operations to support refugees in Jordan and around the world.
The event highlighted the critical role that the global business community can play in addressing the refugee crisis, and featured representatives from companies, NGOs, the World Bank, UN agencies and governments from around the world.
“The global refugee crisis is not something that NGOs and governments can solve on their own. Now more than ever, we need businesses to step up and act,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder of the Tent Partnership for Refugees and CEO of Chobani. “It’s not a choice, but a responsibility. I’m grateful that Tent is now over 100 companies strong — it’s a clear sign that momentum is growing. But I hope today inspires many more companies to do their part and help give the millions of men, women, and children who’ve lost everything the future they deserve,” he continued.
At the event, companies including Barilla, Careem, Hilton, Ipsos, Sodexo, and Uniqlo joined the Tent Partnership – a network of over 100 major businesses committed to support refugees through jobs, training, supporting entrepreneurship, and tailoring goods and services to meet refugees’ needs.