Sustainable Development Goals

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. www.unglobalcompact.org

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VIDEO: Launch of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles)
Launched at the United Nations in September 2014, the Food & Agriculture Business Principles respond to calls for a common language and framework to achieve food security through more sustainable agriculture. In this video, leaders from business, government, civil...
Nov 14, 2014 2:00 PM ET
OPINION: Building a Sustainable Future – The Compact Between Business and Society
In an article for Inter Press Service, Georg Kell points out that as UN and governments work to define a set of global sustainable development goals by 2015, businesses will have an enormous opportunity to “make good” on its commitment to society. Read the ...
Aug 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET
100 Companies Sign Call to Action Against Corruption
Today marks a major milestone in the fight against corruption, as the UN Global Compact's Call to Action: Anti-Corruption and the Global Development Agenda reached...
Aug 11, 2014 8:00 AM ET
On Anniversary of Global Compact’s 10th Principle, Business Issues Call to Action Against Corruption
New York, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Marking ten years of the UN Global Compact’s 10th Principle Against Corruption, business today called on Governments to address corruption and foster good governance in ways that advance the global development agenda. Recognizing corruption as one of the greatest obstacles to economic and social development around the world, and good governance as...
Jun 24, 2014 11:15 AM ET
State of the Union Between Business and Society at a Crossroads, Says UN Global Compact’s Georg Kell
Oslo, 15 May 2014 /3BL Media/ – Addressing the “state of the union” between business and society, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell urged key players – business, Governments and investors – to move swiftly in order to achieve a critical mass of companies acting responsibly.  He delivered these keynote remarks today at the Oslo Business for Peace Summit and Award 2014 at Oslo City...
May 15, 2014 12:45 PM ET

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