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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want – applying to all nations and leaving no one behind. The new global goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. For the past several years, the UN Global Compact has played an important role in bringing business perspectives to the process of shaping the SDGs. Successful implementation will require all players to champion this agenda.

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United Nations Global Compact Launches Event Series to Accelerate Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Local Level
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact will next week launch a series of events to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level. Organized as part of the UN’s ...
Jun 20, 2019 5:00 PM ET
Business Leaders Urged to Set More Ambitious Climate Targets in Effort to Limit Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C
The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to...
Jun 13, 2019 11:15 AM ET
The Private Sector Must Take Urgent Action to Stop the Deterioration of Ocean Health, Says New Report
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 4 2019 /3BL Media/ — Private companies have a vested interest in maintaining and improving the health of the ocean, according to a new report published by the United Nations Global Compact and developed in consultation with 300 representatives of business, civil society and academia. A...
Jun 4, 2019 12:05 AM ET
UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2019)
The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese...
May 29, 2019 8:15 AM ET
United Nations Global Compact Launches Search for SDG Pioneers
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact today launched a global search for the 2019 class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. This year's search for SDG Pioneers will focus exclusively on...
May 21, 2019 10:45 AM ET