2018 Call for Nominations

Open Call For Nominations

The United Nations Global Compact is calling for nominations for its advisory board in 2018.

The UN Global Compact will look to fill up to ten open Board seats with qualified chief executive-level candidates from business and civil society whose organizations actively engage in the work of the UN Global Compact.

The deadline for submitting a nomination was 28 FEBRUARY 2018. Nominations are now closed.

About the UN Global Compact Board

The UN Global Compact Board, appointed and chaired by the United Nations Secretary-General, is designed as a multi-stakeholder body that provides on-going strategic and policy advice to the Secretary-General and the Global Compact Office. The Board has 25 seats that represent all key partners and participants of the UN Global Compact, including business, civil society, labour, Local Networks, Governments and UN partners with the majority of seats going to business.

The UN Global Compact Board holds formal meetings twice annually. Outside of meetings, Board Members are expected to serve as champions willing and able to actively advance the UN Global Compact’s mission to mobilize a global movement of responsible companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.

The UN Global Compact is committed to gender parity on its Board and encourages the submission of female candidates. To achieve a diverse Board, geographic distribution will also be sought to represent the broad spectrum of participants within the UN Global Compact.

Please refer to the UNGC Board Member Terms of Reference for additional information on the eligibility criteria for, and expectations of, Board Membership.

Process & Timeline

The UN Global Compact Board nomination process will be conducted according to the following timeline in 2018:

  • 17 JAN - 28 FEB: Open call for nominations from UNGC participants, Local Networks, LEAD companies
  • 1 MAR - 22 MAR: Conduct nomination follow-ups and due diligence process
  • 23 MAR: Submit official Board Member Recommendations list to UN Secretary-General
  • 16 APR: Board Member appointments finalized and communicated

Note: Appointments to the Board of the UN Global Compact are at the sole discretion of the UN Secretary-General.

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