Vodafone to support UN75 dialogue in Albania: Connecting for a Better Future

  • Collaboration announced today by Vodafone Albania CEO, Achilleas Kanaris and UN Coordinator in Albania Brian J. Williams in an online meeting,

 

The United Nations is being supported by Vodafone, one of the world’s leading technology communications providers, in helping the UN reach millions of people as marks its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge.

As the UN continues its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, it has launched UN75, an ambitious effort to crowdsource priorities and solutions for the future. A one-minute survey, Survey, sits at the heart of UN75, giving people a chance to make their voices heard. The survey asks people to share their priorities for recovery from the pandemic, and to imagine the future they want. The results will be presented to world leaders in September 2020, at the official commemoration of the anniversary.

Vodafone Albania is also supporting UN Albania to reach a many people as possible by promoting the initiative through Vodafone’s communication channels. The collaboration was announced by Vodafone Albania CEO, Achilleas Kanaris and UN Coordinator in Albania Brian J. Williams in an online meeting held on Wednesday.

Vodafone Albania CEO, Achilleas Kanaris with UN Resident Coordinator in Albania, Brian J. Williams

Vodafone Albania CEO, Achilleas Kanaris said:

“We are happy to support such a great initiative on UN’s 75th birthday. UN is one of the most prestigious and long-standing partners in Vodafone and we share same views on the opportunities of a better future for the society. At Vodafone, we believe that a better and more sustainable future should be accessible to all, and that the vulnerable among us are not left behind on the journey towards that future. Vodafone is fully committed to using digital connectivity, services and solutions to that end. We are rigorously following our plans to build a digital society in Albania and also upskill the society to succeed in it. The recent health crisis, and the dire social and economic ramifications that have followed in its footsteps, is a harsh reminder of how much we all depend on each other, and that by coming together at local, national and international levels, we are stronger.”

UN Resident Coordinator in Albania, Brian J. Williams said:

“We are living in extraordinary times and the Covid-19 pandemic is teaching us that global challenges can be tackled and overcome only through global, coordinated action. It is absolutely great news that Vodafone Albania joins us to promoting UN’s largest global dialogue calling for all people’s opinions, suggestions and even criticism for the future we all want and the role of UN. As we want to give opportunities to all the people in Albania to have their say to the UN global peoples’ survey, teaming up with Vodafone means that more people who would otherwise not have a chance to make their voice heard will not be left behind.”

Vodafone Albania is using most of its communication channels to inform customers and Albanians on the importance of sharing their opinion and feedback in the survey, the insights of which will be core to the upcoming investment strategies of UN worldwide, including Albania.

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UN entities involved in this initiative
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
ILO
International Labor Organization
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNECE
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNOPS
United Nations Office for Project Services
WHO
World Health Organization