GWSB Prof. Wins UN Authorization for 'International MSME Day'

photo - GWSB Professor Ayman El Tarabishy with Ambassador Martín García Moritán at the Argentine permanent mission to the UN
Professor Ayman El Tarabishy with Ambassador Martín García Moritán at the Argentine permanent mission to the UN.
August 19, 2019

The United Nations has designated June 27 as “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day” as a result of a successful lobbying effort by GWSB’s Ayman El Tarabishy, professor of management and executive director of the International Center for Small Business (ICSB).

The UN proclaims “International Days” to “educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity.” Member states can formally propose International Days, subject to the approval of the UN General Assembly.

Dr. El Tarabishy worked with Argentina’s permanent mission to the UN to draft and introduce the resolution proposing MSME Day. Dr. El Tarabishy is the first college professor credited with creating a UN International Day.