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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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
Food and Agriculture Business Principles Unveiled Today in Rome
ROME, 13 May 2014 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact today introduced the Food and Agriculture Business Principles in Rome. As the first set of global voluntary business principles for the whole food and agriculture sector, the FAB Principles aim to help realize the goal of sustainable development as described in the Rio+20 outcome document (...
May 13, 2014 12:00 AM ET
Child Rights and Business in Africa Featured at Second Global Event in Nairobi
Nairobi, 12 May 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Children’s Rights and Business Principles marked two years of calling on businesses everywhere to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment. Since their 2012 release, the Principles have dramatically raised awareness of children and youth as...
May 12, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Corporate Water Stewardship Focus of CEO Water Mandate Conference in Peru
Lima, 9 April 2104 /3BL Media/ – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate today convened an international water stewardship conference in Lima, Peru – part of a four-day CEO Water Mandate event focusing on corporate water stewardship, collective action and the Post-2015 Development Agenda in relation to water and sanitation challenges in Peru. The conference was attended by approximately 200...
Apr 9, 2014 4:25 PM ET

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