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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 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
CEOs Unite in Response to Backlash on Gender Equality
The following is a joint press release from Male Champions of Change and the United Nations Global Compact.  Businesses leaders convene at the United Nations to discuss barriers to progress
Mar 13, 2019 6:15 PM ET
More Than 80 Stock Exchanges to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative together with partners today rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in support of gender equality. To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March,...
Mar 5, 2019 6:45 PM ET
UN Global Compact Bulletin (February 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...
Feb 28, 2019 6:30 PM ET