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The Global Compact

The Global Compact Network

"The Global Compact is a network-based initiative. At its core are the Global Compact Office, and six UN agencies. .

"..the Global Compact involves all relevant social actors: companies, whose actions it seeks to influence; governments, labour, civil society organizations, and the United Nations, the world's only truly global political forum, as an authoritative convener and facilitator. Since its official launch on 26 July 2000, the initiative has now grown to over 3,800 participants..."

First Russian meeting to support Annan's Global Compact initiative held in Moscow: 20 November 2001

A top United Nations official has encouraged Russian companies to set up their own network to promote the Global Compact, an initiative proposed three years ago by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to involve businesses in upgrading environmental, labour and human rights conditions. ...."The idea is to weave these principles into the fabric of existing trade rules, global markets and corporate practices," Ms. Fréchette stressed. "The Global Compact is not a regulatory instrument or a legally binding code of conduct. Rather, the Compact is a voluntary initiative to promote good corporate citizenship." In addition to establishing partnerships with labour and civil society organizations she encouraged companies to work with the UN and other development actors. An example of an area where the business community has worked in partnership with governments and the UN was the issue of HIV/AIDS.

The Global Compact

Excerpt: What is the Global Compact?

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan first proposed the Global Compact in an address to The World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999. The Global Compact¹s operational phase was launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000. The Secretary-General challenged business leaders to join an international initiative ­ the Global Compact ­ that would bring companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support nine principles in the areas of human rights, labour and the environment. ...

Global Governance...Selected Sources
Compiled by Jeff Turner and Marlene Roy
- Information for Sustainable Development Project
Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development

Global Citizens Electric: Global Civil Society, the UN and the Internet
A CIDA Partnership Branch Workshop on the Global Civil Society
presented at the INET'96 Conference in Montreal, Canada
by Peter Stockdale | June, 1996  

Global Governance Initiative Releases 2005 Report

A new report issued today by the World Economic Forum makes clear that the world's leaders are breaking their solemn promises to tackle global problems from poverty to peace to environmental protection. The report by the Forum's Global Governance Initiative (GGI) assesses the efforts of the world's governments and corporations over the past year, demonstrating that the world remains far off track to achieve its most important goals. But it also shows that 2005 could be the year of change, especially if the formidable energies of private enterprise are harnessed more effectively.
Monday, January 24, 2005

See also The U.N. Plan For Global Control: The Habitat II Agenda

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