UN Agencies

The following United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes are guardians of the international conventions from which the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles are derived: 

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 
International Labour Organization (ILO) 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 

The UN Global Compact also works closely with a range of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes on a variety of priority areas:

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):  Food and Agriculture
International Trade Centre (ITC): Women’s entrepreneurship and trade
Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Disasters & emergencies
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Children rights & education
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Peace & poverty eradication
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Education
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women): Women’s empowerment
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO): Green Industry and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): Food & agriculture 

UN System Private Sector Focal Points Network

Additionally, the UN Global Compact plays an important role in helping to strengthen the capacity of the UN to strategically partner with the private sector. This function is in accordance with the UN General Assembly mandate for the Global Compact to advance UN values and responsible business practices across the UN System and among the global business community. 

The UN Global Compact is the Chair of the UN System Private Sector Focal Points Network (UN PSFP Network), a group of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes that encourage and support more coherent, principle-based and impactful UN-business engagement. UN Agencies, Funds or Programmes interested in joining the UNPSFP should contact Angus Rennie: rennie@unglobalcompact.org.

All UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes are encouraged to engage in the UN Global Compact and to promote the initiative and its principles wherever relevant.