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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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UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 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...
Apr 24, 2019 8:15 AM ET
UN Global Compact Bulletin (March 2019)
A tipping point in principled investment Investors all over the world — from large pension funds to young first-time investors — are increasingly demanding information on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts of their investments. In response to this demand, ...
Mar 26, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Companies, Investors Call for Improved Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals Across Business Strategies and Financial Markets
The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Global Compact Network Brazil
Mar 21, 2019 5:45 PM ET
UN Global Compact Announces Two New Board Members Appointed by the UN Secretary-General
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce today two new Members to its Board, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women and Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group join more than 20 other members on the UN Global Compact Board, which is chaired by the UN...
Mar 19, 2019 11:30 AM ET
More Than 600 Representatives From Business, Government and Civil Society Call for Gender Equality at the United Nations
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and UN Women convened over 600 representatives from business, Government and civil society this week to discuss business action to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Held in the ECOSOC Chamber at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New...
Mar 15, 2019 5:30 PM ET