Watch Live Stream of United Nations Discussion on Entrepreneurship for Development

Kauffman Vice President Thom Ruhe Addresses Entrepreneurship Education at 3:00 - 4:25 p.m. EDT

On Wednesday, the United Nations will convene a daylong debate among experts to examine how to promote entrepreneurship as a tool for eradicating poverty, generating wealth and improving lives. The General Assembly in New York will be streamed live from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT at

Thom Ruhe, vice president for entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, will speak about the importance of entrepreneurship education at the UN General Assembly session at 3:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. EDT, also streamed live at

The UN is following through on a mandate from its Entrepreneurship for Development resolution that encourages all UN-related bodies to "recognize and integrate entrepreneurship in its various forms into their policies, programmes and reports, and to support national efforts in this regard."

The objectives outlined in the UN resolution align closely with those of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of entrepreneurship that will be held this Nov. 18-24.