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Op-Ed: Businessmen, the Planet Needs You

Paris, France

(Paris, 11 December 2009) – By Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact, published in the International Herald Tribune: As negotiating teams labor at the U.N. climate change conference, a rising chorus of business leaders is chanting “seal the deal.” Though notions of hammering ...

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Human Rights Day Marked with New Outreach and Guidance

New York, United States of America

(New York, 10 December 2009) – In recognition of Human Rights Day, the Global Compact has developed guidance and conducted outreach to assist businesses in respecting and supporting human rights within their operations and activities. The following initiatives are of particular note:  Webinar:...

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New Anti-Corruption Guidance Raises Bar for Company Reporting

Berlin, Germany

(Berlin, 9 December 2009) – As calls for corporate accountability increase, Transparency International (TI) and the United Nations Global Compact today published a new reporting guidance for companies committed to combating corruption.  Public reporting sends a strong signal to employees, inve...

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General Assembly Welcomes Business Engagement

New York, United States of America

(New York, 4 December 2009) – Today, the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (Economic and Financial Committee) adopted a resolution articulating the views of UN Member States on the rapidly evolving relationship between the United Nations and the private sector.  The resol...

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New UN-Business Guidelines Issued

New York, United States of America

( New York, 23 November 2009 ) – On Friday, the Secretary-General signed and issued the revised Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Business Sector . Initially developed in 2000 as a common framework for UN-Business collaboration, the Guidelines apply to the UN Secreta...

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