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-- -- if I've been talking about a big push for immigration.
Reform news talk about a number times in the show here the last few days really -- the state of the union tonight that some members of congress some of the business community is well.
Are making an argument for immigration reform based on economics and -- and Elizabeth gore -- to talk about this United Nations Foundation.
Vice president of global partnerships thanks for coming on my father so I wanna start just because the state of the union is tonight with the United States then maybe talk about some other countries that could service examples for -- but do we do a good job of encouraging entrepreneurs right now in this country.
I think we do have a big testament -- that 20% of new jobs are actually coming from small business not -- yours right.
And not only are they helping build the economy but they're also looking at how do we contribute to our community.
Not just -- our money but -- acumen in our intellectual capital.
-- I mentioned the argument -- -- -- senator Warner Virginia there are others in congress and a number of business leaders saying that we need to get immigration reform done because -- want to.
Have incentives in place of the people overseas to Europe it could be Asia wherever.
That have ideas who come here the educated get a degree and then stay here and start companies is they're more we could do there.
Or or people just choosing to stay home because their economies are doing better what what do you see on those trends.
Well I think at the United Nations we see that entrepreneurs are everywhere yeah bared refugee camps -- micro enterprise.
And then there and fortune 500 company -- countries no doubt there are better places to be an entrepreneur than others -- sir I mean what it what we need -- provides an environment that says we want to do good business we want to to create jobs but we're also gonna support you as people.
In your own personal agendas to help your community -- nation and so on so what are you doing on that.
It's not -- well the United Nations Foundation has made a commitment to -- for -- -- to help them stepping into not only their business but their philanthropy.
Right and using their technology in their innovation to help us solve global problems.
Ones and where you.
Making the most progress and may be is are there so surprising results and that in other words people would say.
We go in the United States about the Silicon Valley Corsican plenty of entrepreneurs but are -- other places prepare.
It's it in -- a surprisingly.
You're seeing strong growth in entrepreneurs.
I think and that development space it's very -- saying it's not just charity anymore it's about.
I'm but it creates an innovation that might save lives so if you look at malaria deaths have been cut in half.
An eleven countries in just the last five years.
That is because that technology at the long lasting bed -- than an -- from -- created such people throwing money you know helping out -- we're buying -- -- -- those bed -- and distributed them and any unique thing about the UN is this the only.
Organization that can take get innovation to scale right so we distributed 315 million.
Of those that as of an invention made by one -- -- Kennedy and because of that real quick -- does that make people that are doing that oversees less likely to come here.
Just because they can do at their home countries now more than before now.
No I don't think so I think that we are encouraging -- merit a strong economy.
Builds growth that feels good health and bills everything that he UN stands behind not Elizabeth -- nice to meet you good luck with everything thank you appreciate it coming in today and take it.
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