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Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?

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Has the world of organized philanthropy done everything it can to shore up democratic values and aspirations, or has it been pursuing its own ideas of the public good? To what extent can philanthropy’s efforts to strengthen communities and rebuild public trust be more effective and responsive to the needs of a democratic society?   

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Grand World Voyage in Cape Town

Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
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To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.  
 

Expert Interview with Juhani Grossmann, Anti-Corruption Expert

Supporting developing countries to implement transparent, accountable government systems
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Juhani Grossmann has been implementing anti-corruption and election programs in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia for more than 15 years. He currently leads the team from MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, that is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Integrity and Accountability program (USAID CEGAH) in Indonesia. His team supports 17 Indonesian agencies, including the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Supreme Audit Board, and the Administrative Reform Ministry, in improving their accountability mechanisms.

National Award Honors PNC for Its Community Legal Work

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PNC is recognized for its commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who otherwise could not afford to pay for legal services.

The national Pro Bono Institute gave its annual Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award to the bank Feb. 22, 2018. The award is given to an individual or organization for exemplary pro bono service providing legal services to the poor, disadvantaged and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems

Finding Their Voice: Leveraging Social Media to Promote Civic Engagement in Afghanistan

Strengthening local government, increasing accountability, and improving service delivery by helping citizens engage with their representatives
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Stephanie Cálves, an associate in the Democracy and Governance sector with Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the use of social media to increase citizen engagement and participation in governance in Afghanistan. Across all of its international development projects, Tetra Tech works to ensure that projects are implementing technology that is fit-for-purpose, demand-driven, and builds local capacity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Stephanie Cálves, an associate in the Democracy and Governance sector with Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the use of social media to increase citizen engagement and participation in governance in Afghanistan. Across all of its international development projects, Tetra Tech works to ensure that projects are implementing technology that is fit-for-purpose, demand-driven, and builds local capacity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (January 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Caterpillar Supports the Removal of Landmines

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About 110 million land mines are still in the ground as a result of past or current conflict or wars. Landmines restrict the movement of people and humanitarian aid, make land unsuitable for cultivation, and deny citizens access to water, food, care and trade.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar’s support of the Digger Foundation is making a difference in war-torn areas.

Tax Reform: A Real Cohn Job

The seemingly well-intended (but integrity-dependent) tax break to attract our so-called best and brightest to public service has been exploited for personal gain under the gloss of “public service.”
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By John Fullerton, founder and president of Capital Institute

It seems that Gary Cohn, a trader and former heir apparent at Goldman Sachs—a life-long Democrat, let’s recall—and Trump’s current chief economic advisor, is heading for an early exit. 

UN Global Compact Bulletin (December 2018)

Summary: 

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2017)

Summary: 

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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