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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.

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CEOs and World Leaders Meet at United Nations to Activate Private Sector on Refugee and Migrant Crisis
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, more than 350 chief executives, Heads of State and Government, UN and civil society leaders gathered at the United Nations for the annual UN Private Sector Forum to discuss the role of business in advancing sustainable development and the important link...
Sep 19, 2016 7:45 PM ET
UN Global Compact Launches Next-Generation Business Solutions to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
New York, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, the UN Global Compact will announce four new platforms – in partnership with GRI, Monday Morning/Sustainia, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Volans – to help shape the next generation of sustainable development initiatives and partnerships for business. The announcement is part of the multi-year...
Sep 19, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Meet the 2016 Global Compact Local SDG Pioneers
To inspire business women and men around the world, the UN Global Compact recently honoured ten Local SDG Pioneers the UN GLobal Compact Leaders Summit...
Jul 20, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Official UN Global Compact 2016 #GCLeadersSummit Video
The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 22-23 June 2016 was the first official business forum since the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seeking to translate them into business action and innovation everywhere....
Jul 5, 2016 7:05 AM ET
Our Journey to 2030 Is Underway
Jul 1, 2016 12:05 PM ET