Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.
Connecting Business initiative (CBi) formed 13 networks in first year
New York, September 19: United Nations aid and development chiefs, government officials, and business leaders today pledged to expand cooperation in preparing for and responding to crises through new networks engaging the private sector.
(Oslo, 24 January, 2017) — Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality and education.
This is the main conclusion of the 2017 Global Opportunity Report, released today by DNV GL, Sustainia and the United Nations Global Compact. The report also demonstrates the commitment of the global business community towards taking action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda.
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(New York, 18 September 2015) – As the global refugee crisis is unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the UN Global Compact, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and with the support of other UN entities, civil society and NGO organizations, are calling on companies, as well as other stakeholders, to take action to diminish the suffering of people forced to flee conflict and support solutions for the resulting widespread societal disruption.
(New York, 11 December 2014) – Over 150 representatives of business, civil society, Governments and the United Nations came together today for discussions aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and impact of “UN-Business Collaboration for Global Ebola Response.” The urgency and immediacy of this crisis requires extraordinary efforts to work together to stop Ebola.
(New York, 7 November 2014) – As spread of the Ebola virus is still intensifying in many affected areas in Western Africa, the UN Global Compact is calling on all companies with a footprint in Western Africa to sign the Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination.
The number of reported Ebola cases now exceeds 13,500 and the number of reported deaths is nearing 5,000 according to UNMEER (UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response). As the World Health Organization has declared, this is a “public health emergency of international concern”.
(New York, 11 november 2013) – Below is the text of a letter sent electronically to all Global Compact business participants on 11 November from Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact:
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.
(27 November 2012, London) – The Expert Group on Responsible Business and Investment in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas convened in London to discuss the challenges of operating and investing in fragile contexts, and to advance the implementation of responsible business and investment practices around the world. Organized by the UN Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative, and chaired by Sir Mark Moody-Stewart, this meeting brought together over 60 company, investor, academic and expert participants.
World’s First Platform to Unite Stakeholders on Water Stewardship Projects; Companion Guide Also Released
(29 August 2012, Stockholm) – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative today announced the launch of a global Water Action Hub – the world’s first on-line platform to unite companies, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders on a range of critical water projects in specific river basins around the planet.
Toward Rio: New Report to Address Scaling Up Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for a Future with Zero Hunger
(Bogota, 22 April 2012) – The Regional Center for the Support of the Global Compact in Latin America and the Caribbean has launched the Spanish version of the “Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High -Risk Areas:A Resource for Companies and Investors”.
LANDMARK SET OF PRINCIPLES URGES BUSINESSES TO RESPECT, SUPPORT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
LONDON, 12 March (United Nations Global Compact) — A landmark set of 10 principles to ensure that companies respect and support children’s rights has been launched. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Global Compact and Save the Children today introduced the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a call on businesses to step up their efforts to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace and community.
(Tokyo, 15 March 2011) - Below is the text of a letter sent electronically to all Global Compact business participants on 15 March from Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact and Toshio Arima, Chairman, Global Compact Network Japan:
On 11 March, the nation of Japan experienced one of the most catastrophic disasters in its history. We are shocked and saddened by the images that are emerging and the unfolding magnitude of the crisis.
UN introduces business.un.org, a one-stop gateway to broker UN-business partnerships, facilitate donations and highlight success stories
(Davos, 29 January 2010) - Business.un.org the new UN-business partnership gateway, will be introduced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.
(New York, 14 January 2010) - The nation of Haiti is facing unimaginable suffering and loss following a devastating earthquake which has resulted in widespread and significant damage, especially in the heavily populated capital of Port-au-Prince. The Global Compact Office is deeply concerned for the millions of distressed children, women and men - and saddened by the presumed loss of thousands of people, including members of the UN family.
We are appealing to our business participants to support relief efforts.