The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. It helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world`s poor and hungry people.
The GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) is a public-private partnership of major stakeholders in immunisation. It includes developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry in both industrialised and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other philanthropists. WHO estimates that GAVI support will have prevented more than 2.9 million deaths by the end of 2007
Global Language Solutions (GLS) is a full-service ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified translation and interpreting agency delivering language services in over 100 languages. GLS provides culturally and linguistically accurate document translations, on-site interpreting, website localization, multilingual typesetting/graphic design, cultural and linguistic validation, conference interpreting, and voice-overs. The company's clients include leaders in the government, financial, legal, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industries. GLS is a WBENC-certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and provides in-kind document and website translation services to the United Nations Foundation. For more information, visit www.globallanguages.com or http://www.twitter.com/OneStopGlobal.
Goldman Sachs began with a single office in New York City in 1869. Today, Goldman Sachs is a global leader within the investment banking, investment management, and securities industry. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients, which include corporations, governments and individuals. The firm also engages in proprietary trading and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Idol Gives Back Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by the producers of American Idol and FOX to raise money and awareness to serve children and their families in need throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world. The Idol Gives Back Foundation is harnessing American Idol's ability to capture America's hearts and the power of entertainment to benefit some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE) is a non-profit, technical professional association of over 380,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical and electronics engineering and computer sciences; holds annually more than 300 major conferences; and has nearly 900 active standards with about 700 under development.
As global issues such as energy, climate change and health become more urgent, copper plays an important role in almost every industry. The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), its 43 members and the alliance of national and regional associations responsible for program development and implementation with the ICA’s more than 500 current program partners around the world defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide.
Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs more than 50,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation.
Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 122,000 men and women and sell products throughout the world.