The Global Compact is inviting participants to sign on to the Call to Action to Governments from the Private Sector in support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
During the 11th Meeting of the Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle Against Corruption in December 2012, participants discussed the business perspective on how to integrate good governance and anti-corruption into the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Global Compact has collected these views and suggestions into a Call to Action statement to be fed into the recommendations that will be forwarded to the UN Secretary-General for his report to Member States and to the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The statement urges Governments to promote anti-corruption measures and implement related policies to establish systems of good governance. Specifically, it asks Governments to take action on the following:
The post-2015 development process aims to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets which expire in 2015. Following the success of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in June 2012, the UN Secretary-General has assigned the UN Global Compact a position on a par with his High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and entities such as the inter-agency UN Development Group in contributing directly to the recommendations that he will submit to Member States.
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Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. It has adverse impacts on sustainable development, with a disproportional impact on poor communities. Corruption has considerable and costly impacts on the private sector as it raises transaction costs, undermines fair competition, distorts development priorities, and impedes long-term foreign and domestic investment. To prevent future development efforts from being undermined by corruption, it is critical to integrate good governance and anti-corruption into the post-2015 agenda.
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Companies are encouraged to join this critical effort to help bring corporate sustainability to the next level by addressing corruption in all its forms. To add your company’s name to this call to action, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Olajobi Makinwa
Head, Transparency & Anti-Corruption Initiatives
UN Global Compact
makinwa (at) un.org
+ 1 917 367 2283