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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African Business Leaders Call for Sustainable Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic at UN Global Compact Event
Business and civil society executives from across Africa joined United Nations leaders at a virtual UN Global Compact gathering today to call for greater commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in response to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media Advisory: High-level Caring for Climate Meeting Aims to Ramp up Ambition in Race to Net Zero Emissions
The eighth annual High-Level Meeting of Caring for Climate will take place Tuesday, 8 December 2020 from 09:00 - 10:40 am EST | 03:00 - 04:40 pm CET, bringing together leaders from business, finance, sub-national government, civil society, and the United Nations to reflect on progress and discuss ways to collectively ramp up climate action in the lead up to the five year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed to Address African Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders at Virtual SDG Summit
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will address African Business, Government and civil society leaders next month at a virtual event to discuss progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

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UN Global Compact Announces Support for Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence
The United Nations Global Compact today announced their strong support for mandatory human rights due diligence during a speech by CEO and Executive Director Sanda Ojiambo at the 9th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

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UN Global Compact Calls on 100 Million Employees to Drive Business Action to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals
To mark United Nations Day on 24 October, the UN Global Compact is calling on 100 million employees around the world to participate in a social media campaign and online survey to demonstrate their support for the UN’s mission and drive business action to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UN Calls for Action From the Global Business Community to Help End the Humanitarian Crisis of Seafarers
The UN Human Rights Office and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, have joined the United Nations Global Compact in calling for businesses across the value chain to act and assess the human rights situation facing seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Business Community Unites for Annual SDG Business Forum to Align Corporate Operations With SDGs and COVID-19 Recovery
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs convened more than 12,000 sustainability leaders yesterday for the 5th annual SDG Business Forum.

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UN Secretary-General Renews Call on Governments to Act on Crew Change Crisis to Avoid Global Supply Chain Disruption As Major Businesses Cite Forced Labor
On World Maritime Day, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres renewed his call on Governments to designate seafarers as “key workers” as 800,000 seafarers are either left stranded on vessels or prevented from returning to ships due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel and transit.

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COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility Announced at SDG Business Forum - UNDP, UN Global Compact and ICC Join Forces With DHL, Microsoft and PwC to Help Communities Recover Better From the Pandemic
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility

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UN Global Compact Water Resilience Coalition Partners With WaterAid to Call for Collective Action on Water Access
The Water Resilience Coalition, an industry-driven, CEO-led initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, has launched “Water is Resilience: A Call for Collective Action on Water Access” in partnership with WaterAid
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