USA: President challenges companies to address global refugee crisis

Author: The White House , Published on: 19 July 2016

"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016

Today the White House is announcing a Call to Action for the U.S. private sector to stand with the Administration and make new, measurable and significant commitments that will have a durable impact on refugees residing in countries on the frontlines of the global refugee crisis and in countries of resettlement, like the United States.  The fifteen founding companies, all of whom have taken significant action to-date to assist the refugee crisis, have committed to standing with refugees, including: Accenture, Airbnb, Chobani, Coursera, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, Microsoft, Mastercard, UPS, TripAdvisor, and Western Union...

...President Obama will host the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees at the UN for countries that have made new and significant commitments to increase support for UN humanitarian appeals; create greater opportunities for legal resettlement; and enact policies that allow refugees to be self-reliant...

...[T]he Call to Action is principally focused on generating new commitments in three "impact areas" that align with the Leader's Summit goals: [1] Education [2] Employment [3] Enablement 

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Related companies: Accenture Airbnb Chobani Goldman Sachs Google (part of Alphabet) HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM JPMorgan Chase LinkedIn (part of Microsoft) MasterCard Microsoft UPS Western Union