Abu- Ghazaleh named as UN Representative to advocate UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 & presented with Gold Award for Sustainable Development 2016
Salalah- The Supreme Committee of Oman International Social Responsibility Conference 2016 conferred the title of UN Representative to Advocate UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, and in addition presented him with the Gold Award for Sustainable Development 2016.
The ceremony took place as part of the activities of the Oman International Social Responsibility Conference 2016, held in the city of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. It was held in recognition of Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh's prominent role in national and international service and social responsibility programs.
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pride and pleasure at receiving this honor, noting that being active in service and social responsibility programs represents only a fraction of the activity and service returned to us by our societies. He added that our organizations would not be established, expand or flourish if it were not for these societies. He stressed that contributions to social service programs should be a duty for all individuals, especially the representatives of the private sector.
H.E. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his pleasure in announcing the opening of office No. 86 of TAG-Org in Salalah. He highlighted the fact that Muscat has had a special place in TAG-Org’s history as the first international office which has been there since the beginning of the reign of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said (May Allah protect him).
He announced the establishment of "Responsible News Agency" to manage three specialized news agencies (information technology, education and IP), and emphasized the fact that TAG-Org is keen to put all its expertise in the agency’s service.
Dr. Abu Ghazaleh stated that for half a century TAG-Org has adopted a consistent policy of fulfilling its role in serving society. He affirmed that half of TAG-Org’s annual profits are allocated to the TAG Foundation for Social Responsibility and that thirty capacity-building institutions have been established and are fully financed by TAG-Org. He added that they had developed three hundred specialized training programs to serve the whole society, in addition to offering capacity-building programs, all in the interests of meeting our social responsibility.
Furthermore, he pointed out that TAG-Org is one of the founders of the United Nations Global Compact Program (UNGCO) established in 2000 and that he has been the Vice President of the Program during the time of Secretary-Generals H.E. Kofi Annan and H.E. Ban Ki-moon.
The conference was held under the patronage of the Omani Minister, H.E. Sheikha Aisha bint Khalfan Alsiyabiah, Chairperson of the Public Authority for Crafts Industries (PACI) of the Sultanate of Oman, and the International Ambassador of Social Responsibility, in collaboration with the UNGCO Program. It was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Al Mahad Al Rowas, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman, Dhofar Governorate.
The conference included many events that highlight the responsible practices of many Omani, Gulf, Arab and international authorities, institutions and companies in the areas of society service.
The conference was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman- Dhofar Governorate in cooperation with the regional network of social responsibility and a strategic partnership with the Salalah Methanol Company, and in alliance with the Supreme Committee of the Conference represented by: Ministry of Social Development in the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Center for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Public Authority for Crafts Industries (PACI), Oman Social Responsibility Program, Regional Network Consulting, CSR International Ambassadors Program and UNGCO.