Israel’s minister of economy and industry, Eli Cohen, and its ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, celebrated 70 years of Israeli innovation Wednesday, May 30.

More than 500 diplomats and Jewish leaders attended the event at the United nations, which focused on how Israel has improved the world. The Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, and Israel’s U.N. mission spearheaded the event.

“We are proud to host Israeli technology here in the U.N. … Seventy years of Israeli technology have changed the face of societies around the world, and this technology has become a bridge between Israel and other countries of the world. We will continue to represent Israel’s exceptional capability despite the failing attempts by our adversaries to isolate us,” Danon said.

Netafim CEO Ron Midan presented his company’s efforts to solve world hunger by providing clean water for drinking and agriculture. He said, “The fact that we are here is proof of our evolving innovation and our continuous search to find solutions to providing more food with less resources, starting with the drip irrigation system to the digital agriculture we provide today.”

Other Israeli companies whose contributions to the world were highlighted include energy companies Chromagen, SolarEdge and Ormat Technologies and agriculture companies AFIMILK, SCR and Hazera Seeds.

“Israel does not measure its success solely by numbers, but also by its ability to contribute through Israeli innovation and invention, impacting daily life and bettering the world forever,” Cohen said.