About the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the UN’s largest initiative on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, which mission is to facilitate mobilization of the global movement of sustainable companies.

1999. The idea of the UN Global Compact was proposed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

2000. The initiative was launched officially.

2010. The joint declaration of intent on cooperation between the European based Global Compact Local Networks and the UN Global Compact was signed.

2015. The initiative joins together 13 000 companies and organizations from 170 countries and 88 Local Networks.

2016-2017. The UN Global Compact joins the global Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals – and it is perceived by the UN as a key platform to engage business in achieving them.

2018. UN GC 2020 Strategy enters in force, which objective is to strengthen the initiative and its value proposition for business.

The main mission of the Global Compact – the unique United Nations programme for private sector - is to integrate the ten principles in the field of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, as well as SDGs, into the activities of commercial circles worldwide.

Integrating the Global Compact principles into corporate values and public acknowledgment of their implementation in practice is a proof of the companies’ responsible practices and goodwill recognized globally, which are crucial while entering an international level of activities and partnership.

The Global Compact is established in order to encourage companies all over the world to be fully aware of the need to follow the ten principles as well as to learn how to demonstrate their success and achievements in this area to national and global communities.

The Global Compact is based on well-known strengths of the United Nations, including its moral authority and the possibility of organizing international high-level events as well as the opportunities of the private sector, combined with the expertise and capacities of all stakeholders. By joining the Global Compact, its participants get new opportunities to grow their business and achieve their personal professional goals.

Given the importance of issues solved under the UN Global Compact, the activity of the initiative is personally overseen by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.

Official website of the UN Global Compact: http://unglobalcompact.org

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