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International Chamber of Commerce on the UN Global Compact

(New York, 30 June 2007) - The International Chamber of Commerce released yesterday a policy statement on the role of the UN in promoting corporate responsibility. The statement, prepared by the ICC Commission on Business in Society, has been produced on the occasion of the forthcoming Global Compact Leaders Summit on 5-6 July in Geneva. 

According to the statement: "ICC believes that the role of the United Nations should be to promote corporate responsibility broadly, including through the creation of new initiatives - whether local, regional or global - and to support their growth and development".

On the role of the Global Compact specifically, the document states: "As a global, multistakeholder initiative under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, the Global Compact has contributed to advancing voluntary corporate responsibility among a broad range of actors, articulating universal principles for voluntary corporate responsibility initiatives, and acting as a convening and learning forum to share and promote good practice in corporate responsibility."

Click here to download ICC's policy statement.

Click here to visit ICC's website.

For more information contact:

Cecilie Hultmann
hultmann@un.org