United Nations Global Compact

UN Calls for Action From the Global Business Community to Help End the Humanitarian Crisis of Seafarers

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UN Human Rights Office joins the UN Global Compact in calling for the business sector to uphold its human rights responsibilities and urge immediate government action to end the plight of seafarers

 
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UN Human Rights Office joins the UN Global Compact in calling for the business sector to uphold its human rights responsibilities and urge immediate government action to end the plight of seafarers

 

Global Business Community Unites for Annual SDG Business Forum to Align Corporate Operations With SDGs and COVID-19 Recovery

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UNITED NATIONS, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs convened more than 12,000 sustainability leaders yesterday for the 5th annual SDG Business Forum. More than 40 chief executive officers at the Forum highlighted the imperative to address three critical fragilities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic – climate change and nature loss; economic exclusion; and social inequality. 

UN Secretary-General Renews Call on Governments to Act on Crew Change Crisis to Avoid Global Supply Chain Disruption As Major Businesses Cite Forced Labor

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Major global businesses join maritime industry, government, UN and union leaders urging immediate political action on crew change crisis, as global business community points towards forced labor and global supply chain disruption.

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Major global businesses join maritime industry, government, UN and union leaders urging immediate political action on crew change crisis, as global business community points towards forced labor and global supply chain disruption.

COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility Announced at SDG Business Forum - UNDP, UN Global Compact and ICC Join Forces With DHL, Microsoft and PwC to Help Communities Recover Better From the Pandemic

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UNITED NATIONS, New York, September 23, 2020 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, a global initiative and collaboration bringing together public and private sector partners to help local communities recover better from the pandemic. Deutsche Post DHL Group, Microsoft Corp.

UN Global Compact Water Resilience Coalition Partners With WaterAid to Call for Collective Action on Water Access

CEO-led initiative aims to propel access to clean water to top of COVID-19 response agenda.
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UNITED NATIONS, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Water Resilience Coalition, an industry-driven, CEO-led initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, has launched “Water is Resilience: A Call for Collective Action on Water Access” in partnership with WaterAid as part of the global response to COVID-19.

More Than 250 Companies Take Action to Advance Women's Leadership and Equality

UN Global Compact’s Target Gender Equality programme is off to a strong start in 19 countries around the world
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact announced today the participation of more than 250 companies in Target Gender Equality, one of its flagship Global Impact Initiatives, signaling a significant commitment from companies to a key Sustainable Development Goal during the 75th United Nations General Assembly. 

United Nations Global Compact Recognizes Most Engaged Companies in 2020

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41 Global Compact LEAD companies will be announced during Uniting Business LIVE on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly

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