UN Global Compact Bulletin (December 2013)

UN Global Compact Bulletin (December 2013)


The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:45am

CONTENT: Newsletter

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Special Appeal: Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines

On 8 November, the Philippines experienced what is potentially the worst natural disaster in its history. With nearly 10 million people affected and more than 600,000 people currently displaced, there is an urgent need for assistance in the wake of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan.

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are ramping up relief efforts in the Central Philippines. Local resources and relief are being mobilized to the affected areas, but the scale of the event calls for additional support. The international business community can play an important role. Global Compact participants wishing to support relief and humanitarian efforts can respond in the following ways:

Make a financial contribution to the UN Central Emergencies Response Fund.

Provide pro bono goods or services to the UN through business.un.org.

Learn more.



1.    Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions

2.    Business Challenges Governments to Integrate Anti-Corruption Into Future Development Agenda

3.    Global Compact Logo Policy Update to Take Effect 1 January 2014

4.    Global Compact Appoints Special Advisor on Latin American Public Policy

5.    Stock Exchanges Play Increasing Role in Enhancing Corporate Sustainability

6.    Water Grid Solution Receives Sustainia Award

7.    Local Network Updates

  • Regional Meeting – Americas Convened
  • Networks Gather at Regional Meeting - Europe
  • Global CSR Conference in Korea Welcomes Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture

8.    Participant Status: New Signatories, COPs and Delistings


1.    Call for Nominations: The Oslo Business for Peace Awards

2.    More Opportunities: Join the CEO Water Mandate and more


1.    New Resources Launched at Caring for Climate Business Forum

  • The Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy
  • Caring for Climate Progress Report 2013

2.    The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

3.    Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum


1.    6th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event: Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge (5-6 Mar, New York)

2.    Upcoming Webinars (December 2013 – January 2014) – OPEN INVITATION

  • Business Action in Support of the Rule of Law – An Example in Myanmar (17 Dec)
  • Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Objectives and Challenges (TBC Jan)


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Published 5 December 2013


Kristen Coco
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