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VIDEO: UN Global Compact Business Partnership Hub

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The UN Global Compact Business Partnership Hub is an interactive, online platform designed to connect businesses with potential partners in support of UN goals and issues. The Business Partnership Hub allows companies to browse through existing partnership projects that are in need of additional support, and to post its own projects that seek new partners.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (July 2014)

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

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

A Communiqué on the Private Sector Roundtable for the Great Lakes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 11 June 2014

Responsible Investment Critical for Peace and Stability in Great Lakes Region
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Addis Ababa, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ –The participants of the Great Lakes Private Sector Responsible Investment Roundtable overwhelmingly agreed last week on the critical role that responsible private sector investment can play to support peace, stability and sustainable economic development in the Great Lakes Region. This joint effort paves the way for an inter-ministerial level Regional Consultation meeting to be held in Angola in September and a Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference to be held in the region in the following months.

Strategy Released for Responsible Business and Sustainability in Africa

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Addis Ababa, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Marking the highlight of the UN Global Compact XII Annual Local Network Forum (ALNF) and UN System Private Sector Focal Points (PSFP) Meeting in Addis Ababa, the UN Global Compact today released a long-term strategy for growth and engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Strategy (Partners in Change: UN Global Compact Advancing Corporate Sustainability in Africa) was launched as bus

Hilton Worldwide Commits to Promote Equal Opportunity for Women

President and CEO signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
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MCLEAN, Va. and SINGAPORE, March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ Hilton Worldwide today pledged its commitment to promote equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The Principles are the result of collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Lighting Strike Kills 20 in the DRC

Lighting caused an explosion at an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Last Friday 20 people were killed and 50 injured in the Congo when a lightning bolt ignited a violent explosion at an army base in the city of Mbuji-Mayi. The UN Monusco mission confirmed the fatalities later in a report stating that homes were also desolated by a furious fire that followed the eruption.

The UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights

An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer
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The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June, 2011. Since this time, the Guiding Principles have served as a global framework for States and business enterprises in preventing and addressing adverse human rights violations linked to business activity. The UNGP are built on three pillars: Protect, Respect, and Remedy.

LG PROGRAM PROMOTING SELF-RELIANCE IN AFRICA AND ASIA EARNS UNITED NATIONS ACCOLADE

Supporting UN’s Millennium Development Goals Through ‘LG Hope Series’
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SEOUL, Dec. 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ — LG Electronics (LG) has been honored by the United Nations, receiving the Millennium Development Goals* (MDGs) Award from UN Global Compact Local Network.

At the at the UN’s 2013 Global Compact Value Awards Ceremony, LG Electronics was recognized for its global social program, the LG Hope Series. Through this program, LG operates the LG Hope Community in Ethiopia, the LG Hope School in Kenya, the LG Hope Family in Bangladesh and the LG Hope Family in Cambodia to promote sustainable development.

Youth Perspective: Child Soldiers Swell Fighters’ Ranks in Central African Republic-UN

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By Stephanie Nebehay | 22 November, 2013

(Reuters) – The number of child soldiers in Central African Republic has more than doubled to as many as 6,000 in recent months as self-defence militia have sprung up to counter waves of attacks by former rebels, the United Nations said on Friday.

Yum! Brands Directs $1.5 Million of World Hunger Relief Funds to Philippines

Press Release

LOUISVILLE, KY, November 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today that it is directing $1.5 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The funds will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) feed those in urgent need of food assistance.

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