UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) allocate a large part of their humanitarian and development aid to the Middle East and despite Swedish companies’ good reputation, they account for a very small share of UN procurement, both globally and in the Middle East. Therefore, the delegation aimed to promote Swedish solutions to the UN, as well as to open up a door for Swedish companies with the interest to increase their involvement in the UN and the Middle East.
The delegation to Jordan’s capital city Amman was arranged in October 2015 and was led by the Swedish minister for Civil Affairs together with representatives from departments such as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Swedish companies. The delegation consisted of 16 companies, 24 delegates, totally 36 representatives including government officials and the team from Business Sweden. The UN agencies UNHCR, RC/HC, UNDP, UNRWA, UNOPS, UNICEF and the Danish and Norwegian Refugee Councils DRC and NRC also participated.
If you want to know more about Business Sweden’s activities towards the UN and NGOs in the Middle East, please contact us.