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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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Expert Group Addresses Responsible Investment in High-risk Countries

New York, United States of America

( New York, 20 November 2009 ) – An expert consultation to explore responsible investment in high-risk operating environments, such as conflict-affected countries, was hosted by the Global Compact today. Chaired by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global Compact, the even...

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China-Japan-Korea Roundtable Established by Global Compact Local Networks

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

( Seoul, 13 November 2009 ) – The first Global Compact China-Japan-Korea Roundtable Conference was held today to further advance corporate responsibility in the region. The Roundtable, jointly organized by the Global Compact Local Networks from each country, provides the opportunity for formal co...

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New Reports Offer Practical Guidance on Human Rights Reporting for Companies

New York, United States of America

( Amsterdam/Geneva/New York, 11 November 2009 ) – Two new reports being released this week examine trends in corporate measurement and reporting on human rights performance and provide practical guidance for companies engaging on this emerging area of corporate citizenship and accountability.  ...

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